Music for cats redux presents music by David Teie that is based on feline vocal communication and environmental sounds that pique the interest of cats, written in a musical language that is uniquely designed to appeal to the domestic cat.

The pieces are composed in three different styles; each style is designed to convey and evoke a particular mood.

    • Kitty ditties: Playful and quick, these incorporate stylizations of some of the animal calls that are of great interest to cats. A little like sonic catnip, ditties are meant to arouse interest and curiosity.
    • Feline airs: The purr is to cats what the moan is to humans; it can express pleasure or pain, but most importantly, it draws sympathetic emotions from the listener. The timing and cyclic rhythms of purrs are remarkably consistent among all breeds of domestic cats, and the feline air is based on the pulses of the purr.
    • Cat ballads: Just as the pedal drum provides the heartbeat in human music, the swish, swish of these ballads provides the sound of suckling in feline music.

Below, a link to a generous sample:



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5 Responses to Music for cats redux

  1. Barbara Kallaur

    “Spook’s Ditty” woke my comatose Robbie from his morning nap, and had him looking outside to see where the sound was coming from.

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  3. Reblogged this on The World of Momus and commented:
    music for cats ….

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  5. barbara mcalister

    spook’s ditty got the biggest response from kanati and pumpkin.
    znd the purring one.