Lou Reed Performs Music To Dogs’ Ears

Lou Reed and his composer wife, Laurie Anderson plan to rock the dog house with a high frequency music recital that only dogs can hear. – Global Animal

Discovery News, Jennifer Viegas

Lou Reed will be taking a dog walk on the wild side later this week, as the singer and his composer wife, Laurie Anderson, will be holding a high frequency recital for dogs and their human companions at the Sydney Opera House.

The ad for the show reads:

“Laurie Anderson has composed a 20 minute work especially for the hearing range of dogs – who can hear frequencies far outside the human audio spectrum. Taking the idea of the apparently inaudible dog whistle to new artistic heights, our canine friends will be treated to a glorious cacophony of sound, while all we will hear is the lapping of the water on the harbor.

The morning will be an inter-species social gathering on a scale never seen before in Australia. Breakfast can be purchased on site including freshly brewed coffee and egg & bacon rolls, while you watch dog demonstrations and be surprised by some very special guests.

This is an event that you’ll be yapping about for years to come, an absolute must for any dog and their two legged friends!

Both Anderson and Reed have indicated that they enjoy making such music for their own rat terrier named Lollabelle.

Anderson told the Sydney Morning Herald, “She likes things with a lot of smoothness but with beats in them.”

The prolific composer continued that she was inspired to create such a show after she attended a performance at the Vivid Live festival in Sydney.

“Wouldn’t it be great, if you were playing a concert and you look out and you see all dogs?”

BBC News indicated that Reed is helping to stage the 20-minute show.




  1. Good luck getting people behind this one. Though you make some VERY fascinating points, youre going to have to do more than bring up a few things that may be different than what weve already heard. What are trying to say here? What do you want us to think? It seems like you cant really get behind a unique thought. Anyway, thats just my opinion.

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