So, this is the strangest keyboard that I have ever stumbled across.... EVER. It even makes the Optigan seem less zany by comparison. The insturment is called the Katzenklavier .

Below is the description from Wikipedia....

"A cat piano or Katzenklavier (German) is a musical instrument designed by Athanasius Kircher. It consists of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard. Nails would be placed under the keys, causing the cats to cry out in pain when a key was pressed. The cats would be arranged according to the natural tone of their voices." (


1 Response to "Katzenklavier"

  1. ehhhhhmmmmm...this casued a minute long LOL.-liz

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