Concert for Mammals is a performative musical experiment conceptualized by Andreas Greiner and composed by Louis McGuire. The Concert for Mammals was driven by the question of whether human animals could create a piece of music for non-human animals. Prior to the performance, the artist and composer spent a week on the grounds of the Art and Nature Foundation in Nantesbuch, inviting human musicians to play music to the various non-human animals living at Nantesbuch and observe their reactions. Different instruments and pitches were played to see how the animals reacted, with the water buffalo being the most curious. The final ensemble of the concert included a tuba player, alpine horn players and a cellist, conducted and mixed live by Louis McGuire. It combined notated and improvised sequences for the buffalo. Human observers were invited to evaluate the musical experiment.

Concert for Mammals was performed for the Nantesbuch water buffalo at Gut Karpfsee, Bad Heilbrunn in October 2023

With special thanks to:

Mario Grizelj, Stiftung Kunst und Natur Culture Program Curator
; Angela Fulghum, Astrid Rehmet, Steffi Schek, Elisabeth Heilmann-Reimche, Alpine horn band
; Jakob Roters, Cello
; Tobias Geschwendtner, Tuba; 
Christian Steyer, Piano and voice
; Roxanne Pronier, Whispering voice
; Joachim Strobel, Georg Brennauer, Josef Forster, Martin Nicklbauer, Sven Ott, Stiftung Kunst und Natur, Animal keepers
Martin Klingelhöffer, Sound field recording, CN-Mediatec
Paul Rohlfs, Director of photography & editing
Franz Xaver Aicher, Additional camera
Franz Xaver Aicher, Paul Rohlfs, Drone operators
; Roland Bolz, Production, Studio Andreas Greiner

Herd of water buffalo; 
Audience and participants of the day