The Ethometric Museum - open for viewing for the first time

Wednesday, 06 April 2011


Sound artist Ray Lee has created a fascinating installation which can be seen for the first time at the Museum of the History of Science in Broad Street, Oxford.

Ray Lee, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Oxford Brookes, has created a fascinating sound installation which can be seen for the first time at the Museum of the History of Science in Broad Street, Oxford.

The Ethometric Museum is a collection of objects from what seems to be a hitherto unknown branch of science. Each one emits harmonic frequencies which Ray Lee combines to create a hypnotic, mesmerising sound.

Ray Lee (pictured setting up his sound installation 'Sirens') has worked at Oxford Brookes since 1999. He is an artist, composer and performer as well as a lecturer. His work investigates his fascination with the hidden world of electromagnetic radiation and in particular how sound can be used as evidence of invisible phenomena.

The Ethometric Museum is on display at the Museum of the History of Science throughout opening hours during April 2011. You can see and hear Ray Lee activate the machines during special showings (tickets: £5 / £3 conc.)

For full details of viewing times and how to book tickets visit museum@mhs.ox.ac.uk.

Please follow the link for more information about Ray Lee.