When musician and artist Jarbas Agnelli saw a photograph of birds sitting on electric wires, he decided to make a song. The melody for the song was created by using the birds’ positions on the wires as music notes. The result was a beautiful, emotive melody that seemed to express the essence of the photograph.
He later contacted the photographer, Paulo Pinto, to show him how a single photograph had transformed into a piece of music. Agnelli then posted his video and musical score online, where it viral. Agnelli’s video continues to inspire people from around the world, and drives a fair amount of business to Agnelli’s AD Studio production house in Sao Paulo, Brazil.