NEW YORK, NEW YORK--OCT. 3, 2010--Performance artist Laurie Anderson will perform her multimedia work "Delusion" at UCLA on Oct 21, 2010. One of the pieces she performs is about her dog Lolabele. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

On Monday, Laurie Anderson Will Host a Concert Only Dogs Will Hear

My wife and I are dog nuts. People realize that the moment they see how we treat our bull terriers, Schmooze and Squirt. And if we were in New York, both our girls would definitely be at this concert staged by Laurie Anderson.For humans, it’ll be a silent disco situation.  I quote from DNAinfo:

A free music performance for canine fans, put on by experimental artist and musician Laurie Anderson, is set to kick off in Times Square late Monday night. It’ll use low-decibel speakers that only dogs can hear — meaning that human attendees who want to participate will have to wear “silent disco” headphones handed out at the show.

The concert will honor K9 first reponders from NYPD, MTA, and other city agencies — as well as their human handlers.

It begins at 11 p.m. in Duffy Square at Broadway and 46th Street and runs until midnight — and in the final three minutes of the show, Anderson will screen a clip from her Academy-Award nominated documentary, Heart of a Dog, on dozens of sychronized Times Square billboards.

I have no idea what will be on the playlist, but I’m certainly very curious. And how will the dogs react? Read more here.

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