For The Dogs. Satie‘s “Véritables Préludes Flasques (pour un chien)” 1912, rendered at tone frequencies above 18KHz, 2002
DAT recording, DAT player, amplifier, modified speakers
Satie‘s “Veritables Preludes Flasques (pour un chien)” consists of three short piano pieces. Making a literal translation of the work‘s title I re-wrote the piece specifically for the dogs. I transposed the frequencies of the notation to that of above the range of normal human hearing capabilities but still within that of a dog – around 18KHz. The piece was recorded on DAT tape and is played back through high frequency response speakers.