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"Experience Music Project. ..." Experience Music Project - EMP Tip by Rude_boy22

Experience Music Project - EMP, Seattle: 46 reviews and 71 photos


Experience Music Project. (EMP)
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, sold most of his stock after quitting. He is a big fan of Jimi Hendrix, and was planning to start a museum with all the memorobelia he has obtained relating to him. The project grew, and is now a major multimedia museum dedicated to all music genres. My first impression of the outside was, 'Oh no!, the museum melted', but apparently the blob design was done by one of the most celebrated architecual 'artists' in the west. I'll take their word for it.
EMP is not a museum in the technical sense. It is full of the technological toys that would fit such an owner as Paul Allen. It even has a virtual reality ride about funk featuring James Brown, George Clinton, Maceo, and Bootsy. The most interesting part of the museum is the hands on music making rooms. They allow people without any musical training to play intruments. There are even 'jam rooms', where people can get together for twenty minutes in a studio with guitar, bass, and drums. And, of course, the Hendrix gallery.....(ahhhhh....). They don't allow things to be photographed there, so I only have this pic of me standing in front of the punk display. (Punk in a museum was awfully ironic.)

Address: Right next to the Space Needle.
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Phone: +1 206-770-2700

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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