American rock musician, songwriter and photographer Lou Reed and experimental performance artist, composer and musician Laura Phillips “Laurie” Anderson presented a high-frequency concert for dogs. The sounds were played at high frequency like a dog whistle, setting dogs’ ears twitching but barely audible to their owners.
The show took place outside the Sydney Opera House, was largely inaudible to human. She said the inspiration for the performance at the Vivid Live festival in Sydney came while she was backstage at an event and thought: “Wouldn’t it be great, if you were playing a concert and you look out and you see all dogs?”
Laurie Anderson Music For Dogs June 5/2010, Sydney Opera House
Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed’s rat terrier Lolabelle playing the piano
Lolabelle improvising and playing the keyboards without being cued. Lolabelle was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. When she began working with Elisabeth at DogRelations™ she started to thrive. To read more about Lolabelle and her story, visit http://www.dogrelationsnyc.com/2010/08/lolabelle-part-1/