Skip to comments.Concert for Dogs at Sydney Opera House (Lou Reed to play ultrasonic music.)
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 dogs 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.
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."
She never got too riled, even when doing it doggie style..she said hey babe, take a walk on the wild side.:)
Odd world we live in.
“Hey, Rover, take a walk on the wild side,
“I said, hey, Rover, take a walk on the wild side...”
Somebody tell Lou Reed his fifteen minutes ended four decades ago.
Nothing new. I’ve been going to concerts for YEARS and there have always been plenty of dogs. Whoof!
Sounds like a gimmick that these guys would've dreamed up.