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- Posted on May 14th 2010 7:53PM by Benjy Eisen
On June 5, Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson will perform a free concert on the North Boardwalk near the Sydney Opera House in Australia -- exclusively for dogs. And we're not talking about the barkers you may find next to you at the typical rock gig. We're talking actual canines. Reed and Anderson will perform 'Music for Dogs' - a 20-minute piece composed by Anderson that will be inaudible to human ears but which will surely make the dogs bark and howl and do whatever else it is they do at rock concerts made just for them. Human chaperones can, you know, bring a book or sniff around while their dogs rock out.
"Our canine friends will be treated to a glorious cacophony of sound while all we hear is the lapping of the water on the harbor," states the event's website. We bet you'll also hear a cacophony of dogs responding to the music in the same primal way that humans do. We're also betting at least one dog whistle will be involved.
The event is part of the Vivid LIVE festival at the Opera House which this year, not so coincidentally, is being curated by Reed and Anderson. They will both perform concerts for humans on other nights, including a show by Reed's Metal Machine Trio, during which they will perform music inspired by the 'Metal Machine Music' album. At the time of its 1975 release, some critics speculated that it was, in fact, for the dogs. These days, we know better. But it looks as if Reed himself has come around to the idea.
For the full schedule and additional information, click here.