If you live in New York and you don’t have any plans tonight, you and your dog may want to head over to the steps of Duffy Square at 11:30 p.m. for a canine-friendly concert put on by musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.
Anderson, who has performed for dogs in the past outside of renowned venues such as the Sydney Opera House, will be performing low-frequency music by the TKTS booth in Times Square, which only our four-legged friends can hear. However, humans need not fret: 350 wireless headphones will also be provided for owners to listen along.
“They barked for five minutes. That was one of the happiest moments of my life.”
– Laurie Anderson speaks to the Times about performing outside of the Sydney Opera House
In case a little low-frequency music isn’t enough for you and your dog, Anderson will also show a three-minute screening of Heart of a Dog, her own 2015 documentary Heart about her dog Lolabelle that is on the shortlist for an Oscar.
Anderson’s performance tonight is the beginning of the January installment of the Midnight Moment series, an effort in Times Square to transform billboards and newspaper kiosks into pieces of art.
If you can’t make tonight’s low-frequency concert, a clip from Anderson’s film will be showing in Times Square every night from 11:57-midnight until January 31. On the Times Square Arts website, Anderson said, “I love Times Square. It’s a dream. Desire, speed, the explosions of color, patterns and energy. What a great way to start the New Year! The ball drops and “Heart of a Dog” leaps onto all those massive screens at three minutes to midnight. Who could have predicted the unraveling dreams of my dog would be magnified up there like this? And sound too!”