Published May 14, 2010Over the years, many critics have called Lou Reed's music "unlistenable," from his early noise experiments with the Velvet Underground to his 1975 feedback opus, Metal Machine Music. But Reed's latest project is guaranteed to be his most unlistenable project ever: it literally can't be heard by human ears.
NME reports that on June 5, Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson will perform a free dog concert at the Vivid LIVE festival in Sydney. Like an inaudible dog whistle, the music will be performed at a frequency outside of the human hearing range.
The Vivid LIVE website offered the following description of the event: "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 harbour."
The piece was composed by Anderson and is 20 minutes long. If you happen to in Sydney during the festival, it promises to be "an absolute must for any dog and their two legged friends." Don't forget your leash and poo bag.