Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Laurie Anderson Performs "Music For Dogs" in Sydney

Over the weekend Laurie Anderson and a four-piece band performed her original composition "Music For Dogs," which in addition to some lower frequencies for human enjoyment, was comprised mostly of high-frequency sounds that only the dogs in the audience could hear. From the AP:

Anderson — who often plays music for her rat terrier Lollabelle — said the idea originated during a chat with cellist Yo-Yo Ma while the two were waiting backstage at a graduation ceremony.

"We thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if you're playing a concert and you look out and everyone's a dog?'" Anderson said. "So I thought if I ever get a chance to do that, I'm gonna do it. And today was it. So this is like a highlight of my life."

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You can also check out a video of the show below, and stream her upcoming album Homeland over at NPR.

Laurie Anderson is performing songs from Homeland at LPR on July 13th. Get tickets here.

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