I have no idea how this pianist got their cat wedged into a piano or why
January 20, 2020 6:10 PM   Subscribe

But the cat seems to enjoy it.

Favorite comment: Picking cat hair out of the mechanism is a small price to pay for this level of tranquility.
Not related: The Cat Organ.
posted by carter (23 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
"good human"

-cat.
posted by clavdivs at 6:22 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


This is perfect in so many ways. Of course kitty. Then the piano player. Let’s not forget the person filming. And almost lastly that piano is beautiful. Finally, as it should be repeated, kitty.
posted by pipoquinha at 6:44 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


That cat has a better life than most people.
posted by darkstar at 7:16 PM on January 20 [6 favorites]


I'm left wondering how familiar that cat is with this particular piece of music. It seemed to have moments it was savoring, and it definitely knew when it was over. I've never had a cat which really responded to music much even if I have had a couple who loved to watch television (our current girl cat likes TCM b/w noir films in particular).

This was lovely, the piece was lovely (is it in a pentatonic mode? it seemed to be but with a lot of key changes maybe?)... and that cat is magnificent.
posted by hippybear at 7:48 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


The well-tempered clavier feline.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:07 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


I'm left wondering how familiar that cat is with this particular piece of music. It seemed to have moments it was savoring, and it definitely knew when it was over.

I'm imagining the cat writing up concert reviews for their fellow felines.
posted by the legendary esquilax at 8:34 PM on January 20


I'm imagining the cat being a New Yorker reviewer and demanding to sit in the piano at Carnegie Hall in order to write a proper review.
posted by hippybear at 9:17 PM on January 20 [7 favorites]


Whenever I see clips like these (there's a Turkish pianist who also plays to his cats, Sarpar Duman, who also is super adorable), I always wonder if the cats are deaf. Because pianos are quite loud, particularly if you're laying down on them and the reverberations are passing through you.
posted by longdaysjourney at 9:34 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


If you're a cat, and you have a notion to purr, you're sort of used to vibrations passing through you.
posted by hippybear at 9:36 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


Kitty seems to be getting ASMR from the vibrations. I did just from watching.
posted by hypnogogue at 11:45 PM on January 20


I'll see your Cat Organ and raise you The Cat Piano.
posted by belarius at 1:48 AM on January 21 [2 favorites]


If I ever win a lottery I will be buying several of these new Floof pianos.

That is all.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 1:52 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


A man who'd lost his right arm in WW1 once commissioned Ravel to compose a piano concerto for him that could be played entirely with the left hand. I think this cat would approve.
posted by Paul Slade at 2:38 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


Paul Slade: that man was Paul Wittgenstein, brother of philosopher Ludwig.
posted by carter at 3:12 AM on January 21 [4 favorites]


Do cats especially enjoy piano music? I'm reminded of Sarper Duman's lovely videos
posted by sarahdal at 4:41 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


Paul Slade: that man was Paul Wittgenstein, brother of philosopher Ludwig.

i didn't know that, carter. Thanks.
posted by Paul Slade at 4:52 AM on January 21


That piano piece featured in a M*A*S*H episode iirc. I don't recall If they name-checked Wittgenstein though.
posted by thelonius at 6:08 AM on January 21


I've bookmarked this to play when I need to take a "moment" during the workday.
posted by rpfields at 6:15 AM on January 21


Lovely all around. Looks like it's a regular event. If so, that's pretty sweet.
posted by chance at 3:31 PM on January 21


I'll see your Cat Organ and raise you The Cat Piano

belarius I must kindly ask you what the FUCK was that
posted by some_kind_of_toaster at 8:07 PM on January 21


Love it!

Easiest day ever for this guy's piano tuner.
posted by zerobyproxy at 8:54 AM on January 22


I liked this video of the same cat/piano ensemble.
posted by mbrubeck at 8:59 AM on January 23


That's beyond adorable mbrubeck!
posted by MartinWisse at 4:26 AM on January 24


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