Do cats have their own taste in music?
What kind of music do cats like?
The question is no joke to David Teie, who is working on a theory of universal music. The accomplished composer, cellist, conductor and researcher joins Shad to discuss his serious research into species-specific musical preferences.
He explains his approach to writing for animals, how he measures their responses, and the difficulty of creating sounds that are pleasant to all species.
Plus, q producer Chris Berube visits Toronto's first cat cafe with some of Teie's most kickin' kitty tracks.
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