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And now, a cat playing a theremin

And now, a cat playing a theremin

It was inevitable really. Sooner or later we at DBP would end up posting cat videos. This is the world we live in.

To be fair though, this isn’t just a video of cats frolicking or cats riding pop tarts while horrifically addictive music plays. This one is a cat playing a theremin. So it’s kind of like science?

If you aren’t familiar with a theremin, it’s an electronic musical instrument that “thereminists” operate without physical control. There are different models, but generally there are two metal antennae that makes up the heart of the device. When a performer puts their hands – or paws – near them, it controls the frequency oscillation and amplitude.

In humans it looks weird and overly dramatic. In cats, it’s adorable to a degree that should win over even cat haters. It helps that the cat in question is a little fluffy ball.

Although it has been around since 1928, theremins never really caught on. There was a glorious stretch of time where they seemed to be gaining popularity, especially for sci-fi themes like Star Trek and Dark Shadows, but it is a niche device.

That history has apparently all led it to this moment, where a cat plays one. It was inevitable really, so you might as well check it out.

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