Birds on the Wires: Like a Bird on a Wire, I’ve Tried in My Own Way to be Free

Birds on the Wires: Like a Bird on a Wire, I’ve Tried in My Own Way to be Free

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

Birds on the Wires: Like a Bird on a Wire, I’ve Tried in My Own Way to be Free

Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

-Leonard Cohen

Birds on Wires is a one-minute musical short film created by the Brazilian filmmaker Jarbas Agnelli.  According to Agnelli, one morning while he was reading a newspaper, “I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires.  I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit).  I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe.  I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”   He produced the short video by using the photo, the score (composed by the birds) and the music created from their score.  Agnelli has brought an idea of an everyday experience to life, which turns out to be a story very few people would ever think of telling!

Birds on the Wires: Like a Bird on a Wire, I’ve Tried in My Own Way to be Free

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