The Music of Birds on Wires


| 9/17/2009 5:03:46 PM


The proverbial bird sitting on a utility wire. It’s the image that, as the story goes, inspired Leonard Cohen to begin composing the legendary song “Bird on a Wire” in the 1960s. Fast forward 40 years to our present, technology-enabled day, and the iconic avian image is still inspiring musical art. Check out this charming music video on Vimeo by film director/musician Jarbas Agnelli, who interpreted birds sitting on utility wires as “notes” on a “musical staff”—just to discover what song the resting avians were silently singing. 

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.



Source: Jarbas Agnelli’s Vimeo

SetandDrift
9/23/2009 10:07:25 AM

This is great - thanks for posting!


SetandDrift
9/23/2009 9:57:33 AM

This is great - thanks for posting!


SetandDrift
9/23/2009 9:57:18 AM

This is great - thanks for posting!




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