Joy is finding music in the everyday.

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Charles Spearin finds music in the cadences of voices speaking in their usual ways. He interviews his neighbors about happiness and searches out the hidden melodies that underlie what they’re saying. Then he sets these to music.

He calls his work the Happiness Project, which you can find more info about here. Thanks for the tip, Mere!

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  1. Absolutely fascinating. Love the illustration added to film. The idea. And that adorable neighbor of his and the music of her voice!

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