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Ethometric Museum Ray Lee

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

‘Ethometric Museum’ is rather a unique experience, and is by turns beautiful, eerie and downright disturbing – at one point, I got so paranoid I convinced myself everyone else in the audience was a plant. It is hard to believe that this effect is entirely due to the weird, atmospheric, startling soundscapes Ray Lee coaxes from his selection of intricately-crafted instruments. Housed in a dark, dank New Town basement, the ‘Ethometric Museum’ archives instruments from an abandoned branch of science—all of which are wonderful, creepy-looking amalgamations of wood and metal, like the missing link between gramophones and Frankenstein — and “demonstrated” by Lee. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re after something genuinely different, ‘Ethometric Museum’ will take your breath away.

Hill Street Theatre, 19 – 28 Aug, times vary, £7.00 – £9.00, fpp260.
tw rating 4/5