Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: domestic soldiers, trash art, bird music, a crafty dog and more.

You guys, I’m typing this from my studio bunker at the epicenter of a massive, 10-day, free music festival. It’s actually the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Thank goodness for the netz. And three bags of coffee. And a freezer full of Twinkies. I have no idea what’s going on outside, but I know some excellent links you might enjoy. And here they are!


Birds on the Wires

from the page

Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival.
Soundtrack available here.

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.

I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.

Here I’ve posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).

Also check my live presentation of Birds on the Wires at TEDx São Paulo

Music made with Logic.
Video made with After Effects.

An interview with Jarbas Agnelli.


Bonus Monday Treat:
Lucy is a pretty crafty beagle


Featured image is from Historia animalium.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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