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article imageComposer creates music especially for cats

By Tim Sandle     Sep 3, 2016 in Entertainment
A musician called David Teie has created an album of music for feline listeners. The project was backed via Kickstarter. It is part of a wider project to bring "scientifically credible music" to as many members of the animal kingdom as possible.
David Teie is a practicing scientist and he is also a cellist in the U.S. National Symphony Orchestra. Both of these professional pursuits inspired the idea to make an album for cats. To achieve this, Teie raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through crowdfunding. Although the album has an official release date in October, Teie has already sold several thousand copies.
The initial copies were sold independently. The success sparked the interest of major record companies, and Teie has secured a contract with Universal Music. As such his symphonic Music For Cats album is set for release on October 28, 2016.
Talking with Sky News, Teie explained that the compositions are based on his scientific theory that cats appreciate music through the sounds they hear as kittens. This includes sounds that resonate with a mother cat's purr or the sound of birds chirping. Here the restful music incorporates feline-centric sounds and their natural vocalizations and matching it to a cat’s frequency range.
Teie further explained that the success may not be universal "Not all cats respond - one will go right over to the speaker and one will just walk out of the room", adding "I like the idea that critical taste applies to cats too."
Nevertheless, Teie states that most cats respond to his music, telling The Guardian: "I've seen videos where cats nuzzle up to the speaker or even curl completely around it."
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