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|Seattle's Experience Music Project (Quelle)
illustrating science and art in close harmony.
It is no exaggeration to state that the Experience Music Project (EMP)
is a unique environment. EMP was conceived by co-founders Paul G. Allen
and Jody Allen Patton, his sister. Located in downtown Seattle, EMP, which
opened on June 23, 2000, combines a number of interactive and interpretive
exhibits with an extensive collection of memorabilia housed in an imaginative
building designed by architect Frank O. Gehry. Gehry's other works include
the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Fredrick R. Weisman Art
Museum, Minneapolis, MN. Allen says that EMP is dedicated to capturing
and reflecting the essence of rock and roll and places a strong emphasis
on high-quality sound and accompanying visuals, both static and moving,
inviting visitors to participate in a total sensory experience. EMP's permanent
collection includes musical instruments, a large recorded sound archive,
film, photographs and handwritten song lyrics. The 140,000 square foot
(13,000 m2) building houses a number of interactive exhibits that allow
visitors to create their own music, see and learn about rare memorabilia
from the museum's collection, explore musical milestones within unique
interpretive exhibits and enjoy music in all its forms. Originally, so
the story goes, the project started life as a modest, 10,000 square foot
(930 m2) floor museum dedicated to the memory of Seattle alumni Jimi Hendrix.
Reported costs of the final complex are in the region of $250 million,
including $140 million for installed equipment.