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The Scientific Quest To Make Music For Cats

Your kitty may be a mystery, but one engineer is determined to decode her musical tastes
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Nov 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM ET

Wondering if your favorite feline prefers Cat Stevens or Cat Power? One musician has made it his duty to find out. Cellist and musical engineer David Teie spends much of his time experimenting with species-specific music, learning about how mammals develop their preference for certain kinds of sounds. Cats respond to and develop this musical taste when they are exposed to sounds after they are born. From this research, Teie is determined to make the world a better place for cats, and the people who love them, through song.

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Teie sent his compositions to “famous kitties around the world” (such as @nala_cat and @baconcup), and the findings were paw-sative: 77% of cats who listened to the sounds responded happily to them. His Kickstarter campaign, Music for Cats, has almost surpassed ten times the amount of its initial $20,000 goal.

Science Has Given Us Music For CatsFinally: Someone is making a music album specifically for cats. http://voc.tv/1P6L9zh

Posted by Vocativ on Thursday, November 19, 2015