Professional classical pianist Yuriko Morota and her husband, a cellist, were listening to the fourth movement of Mahler’s Symphony No 9 at home when they noticed their cat Choco behaving strangely.

Choco listens to the music and starts staring wide-eyed in the air as if trying to decide where the music might be coming from and what it means. Normally the people listen to classical music, it soothes them but in Choco’s case, classical music just seems to intrigue him.

Perhaps cats can understand classical music better than we might think. If that’s true, then cats may one day surprise us when they start composing their own music one day.

To see a video of Choco looking confused while listening to classical music, click here.