Running from April 18 through July 17, 2019, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., the downtown BART plaza will feature a new immersive sound installation called "Berkeley Rain" by composer and sound artist Edmund J. Campion.

“Berkeley Rain” is a site specific music composition and sound installation created for the Berkeley BART Plaza. It is a timepiece, not for telling time, but one whose mysterious sonic repetitions express a continual and immersive now. Inspired by the unifying effects of rain and resonance, the sounds drip and pulse as they spatially accompany each passer-by. This audio soundscape is thirty minutes long and repeats on the hour and half hour.

The work includes singing voices from the University Chamber Choruses at UC Berkeley, led by the Director of Choral Programs, Wei Cheng. Steve Adams provided the saxophone fragments and Jeremy Wagner, from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), assisted with recording and spatial audio mixing.

Berkeley Rain included a soundscape recording made with CNMAT's Sennheiser AMBEO microphone.

Edmund Campion has been active as a composer, performing artist, software developer, collaborating artist, sound artist, and educator for over 25 years.  He is a Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (  More information can be found at 


Audio icon Excerpt from Berkeley Rain6.54 MB