This composer is making an entire album for cats. Really.
Move over, Jingle Cats. There’s some new mewsic in town, and it’s scientifically proven to tickle your cat’s fancy.
Say hello to “Music for Cats,” the first album aimed at bridging the sensory gap between cats and music. The album was developed by National Symphony Orchestra soloist David Teie and animal scientists, Charles Snowdon and Megan Savage.
The team believed that, “in order for music to be effective with other species, it must be in the frequency range and with similar tempos to those used in natural communication by each species.” With that in mind, they devised a slew of kitty-curated tunes which have since been tested (and approved) by felines around the world over. If you need to see the research to believe it, check out the full report here. We kid you not, some cats reportedly rubbed their faces against the speakers which is the feline equivalent of a product endorsement.
The project first came to national attention earlier in the year (best believe we wrote about it) but, seeing as though the New York Times is now covering the topic, we’re starting to think cat music isn’t so “niche” anymore. Not to mention, the team just launched a Kickstarter campaign with a pretty compelling video to accompany it and they’ve already doubled their $20,000 goal. This means that even more cat-approved tunes will most definitely be on the way!
You can check out the Kickstarter campaign (and donate for the love of cats and cat music) below. If you’re not convinced, test the music out on your own feline friend with these tracks, here.
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