Here’s one video you absolutely have to watch to believe: One man has embarked on his life mission to create music for cats. David Teie, a cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra, believes science has given people an opportunity to bond and enrich the lives of animals. Lacking funds for his own recording studio to create music for cats, the composer and musician turned to Kickstarter to fund his idea.
With over 9,000 supporters, “Music for Cats” has far surpassed its original goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter. The project has successfully raised over $220,000 with 58 hours left to go.
Teie wrote on the Kickstarter page:
“Making music for animals has become a mission for my life. I want to bring the beauty and comfort of music to as many species as possible.”
He says in the opening of his video:
“All of the music cats have ever heard was created by humans for humans from an age where they were worshipped as gods to a time where they were worshipped online. Cats have had to listen to music they often didn’t actually like. Until now.”
His crowdfunding effort will help create his first album for cats. According to Tiele, sounds are able to elicit feline feelings as he demonstrates by partnering with some of the most famous kitties on the Internet to show the effects of music. Tiele reassures viewers in his video:
“This may sound like a gimmick, but it’s real. When I invented species specific music in 2009, The New York Times called it the year’s number one idea.”
Tiele explains that his feline symphonies has been verified by animal scientists and “the proof is in their purrs.”
This is real. This is happening. It’s 2015, it’s about time we have music for cats.