Laurie Anderson held a concert for dogs in Times Square last night, because she’s great.
Pooches and their owners were invited to sit on the steps of Duffy Square while the performance artist and musician played her violin at a dog-friendly low frequency, which humans could hear more clearly via 350 sets of wireless headphones.
At the end, she conducted a chorus of barking and yapping. “It was a beautiful sound,” she said. “They barked for five minutes. That was one of the happiest moments of my life. Check out the Guardian’s video of the concert – which looks freezing – below.
Anderson recently received an Oscar nomination for Heart of a Dog, a film essay exploring death and love with a soundtrack featuring her late husband Lou Reed.