We’ve all heard how important it is to eat a diet high in roughage. Likewise, “roughaging” (spending time outdoors) is essential to our mental health. Even if it’s a settee on the porch, we need it, gotta have it. I aim to be the reason you pulled your bedding out the back door last night.
Sure, birds make music. Tweedle-lee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee …
Photo by Andy Morffew via Flickr
But Brazilian composer Jarbas Agnelli discovered a unique melody orchestrated by birds (and it has nothing to do with their songs). “Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires,” Agnelli said. There were, he noted, five wires—the numbers of lines in a musical score. “I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.” This was the rhapsodic result:
“I just erased the birds for effect at the end, but didn’t change their positions at all. What would be the point?” Leave it to nature to compose such sweet sounds. If you love this, listen to music that manifests from the rings of trees.
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