Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Cat Piano

Based on a poem by Eddie White (read the full text here

“THE CAT PIANO began as poem in the style of beat poets such as Jack Kerouac mixed with the romantic poems of Edgar Allen Poe. The subject matter was inspired by an old instrument that actually existed in the 17th century called The Cat Piano. It was an incredibly cruel instrument that poked a different cat’s tail with each key struck. It was for the twisted entertainment of a decadent German Prince and dubbed KATZENKLAVIER in Germany. This horrific instrument has been forever banished from music history.”


Here now is the complete short film narrated by Nick Cave with music by Benjamin Speed

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