A pet cat that died in 2014 is the focus of a new album featuring Bono, Pharrell, the National, Laurie Anderson, Michael Stipe and others. It’s all because the fondly remembered cat, Souris, was the pet of Sophie Calle, a French artist who has gained a reputation for high-profile projects that reflect her outside-the-box ideas.
Calle’s past projects have included “Room With a View” in 2002, in which she slept on a bed at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and “The Address Book” in 1983, in which she interviewed everyone listed in an address book that she found on the street.
The new 37-track album, “Souris Calle,” which is available on Spotify and can be purchased as a three-disc LP set, also features Jarvis Cocker and Jean-Michel Jarre, along with a number of French artists.
The cat’s name, Souris, translates to “mouse.”