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Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House (Lou Reed to play ultrasonic music.)
classicalmusic.org ^ | 05/15/2010 | staff

Posted on 05/16/2010 2:21:21 AM PDT by tlb

Sydney Opera House will be reaching out to an entirely new audience demographic next month when it stages a musical event aimed at canine listeners.

The performance, which will take place on the northern boardwalk outside the venue, is the work of New York wife and husband team Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed.

The music stems from works that Anderson has been writing over the last 11 years for her rat terrier named Lollabelle. Most of the pitches will be too high for the dogs’ owners to hear, but they will be able to monitor the sounds on meters and, as Anderson points out, they will also be able to see their dog’s ears twitching.

Attention spans are quite short in the dog world, it seems, and the concert will last only 20 minutes.

And what sort of audience response is Anderson expecting? “We won't be playing any sudden noises...We don't want them to get super-excited. But it's OK with me if they run in circles. They can express themselves and make a little mosh pit if they feel like it.”


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: australia; concert; dogs; house; loureed; music; opera; reed; sydney; ultrasonic
Boston Pups ? Collie came from Miami F-L-A...

From another article on this story:

Local dog owner Renee Russell said she couldn't wait to bring along her spaniel Ollie.

She said: "I'm definitely going, I want to see how he'll react. It's getting harder to find places you can take dogs so it's nice they are putting on an event for them."

1 posted on 05/16/2010 2:21:21 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
She says, "Hey babe,
Walk the dog on the wild side!"
And the collie dogs go
'woof!' 'wa-woof!' 'wa-woof!' 'wa-wa-woof!'

2 posted on 05/16/2010 2:31:12 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: Yossarian

She never got too riled, even when doing it doggie style..she said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.:)


3 posted on 05/16/2010 2:59:18 AM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: tlb
Lou married Laurie Anderson? Wow! Lou should just play "Metal Machine Music" for the pups - same effect.

"I think Lou Reed is a creep" - "Two Tub Man" by the Dictators
4 posted on 05/16/2010 3:01:26 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: tlb
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. The Rock n Roll Animal is now doing rock n roll for animals.

Odd world we live in.

5 posted on 05/16/2010 3:02:42 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: tlb

“Hey, Rover, take a walk on the wild side,
“I said, hey, Rover, take a walk on the wild side...”


6 posted on 05/16/2010 3:14:17 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: tlb

Somebody tell Lou Reed his fifteen minutes ended four decades ago.


7 posted on 05/16/2010 3:27:03 AM PDT by golas1964 (It takes an ACORN to raze a village.)
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To: tlb

Nothing new. I’ve been going to concerts for YEARS and there have always been plenty of dogs. Whoof!


8 posted on 05/16/2010 3:33:45 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: tlb
Most of the pitches will be too high for the dogs’ owners to hear, but they will be able to monitor the sounds on meters

Sounds like a gimmick that these guys would've dreamed up.

9 posted on 05/16/2010 3:42:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; ...

Belated PING


10 posted on 06/03/2010 10:43:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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