Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Cat Piano


The famous (or infamous) "cat piano":

"In order to raise the spirits of an Italian prince burdened by the cares of his position, a musician created for him a cat piano. The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a sharp spike into the appropriate cat’s tail."

more here.


2 comments:

Daniel said...

Wow! :D

Is that for real ? ? ?

Bart Collins said...

afraid so...

btw, that's a great blog you've got.