Morning commute got you down? Jarbas Agnelli has you covered. The Brazilian artist has been analyzing New York traffic patterns to create a piece called, appropriately enough, “Cars on the Lanes.” In it, notes are assigned to cars as they pass a designated spot on the freeway—thus creating a jittery, electronic composition.

“The musical translation of random patterns of nature or mankind,” explains Agnelli. “Since everything moves (from galaxies to atoms) and every moving pattern can be read as numbers or notes, then everything contains music. When we cross this with the human spirit, and combine those patterns in a pleasant way, we have the chance to transform them in art.”

Check out the strange and wonderful final product below.


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