Ethometric museum

More delights at Oxford's Museum of the History of Science, this time a sound installation - The Ethometric Museum. Consisting of rare and antique ethometric devices (that's analogue circuits to you and me, but couched in a parallel steampunk universe from where they might have been crafted by Nikola Tesla himself), and played by artist Ray Lee, the created soundscape is beautiful, while the working of the instruments is fascinating. With its haunting textures and sonic oddness it reminded me of early Tangerine Dream.

It's on till the end of April, but be sure to pay to go and see one of the performances, all held in the basement of the museum, otherwise you won't hear the instruments being played.

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