Ellipsis Reprise
Ellipsis Reprise is a performance, which combines electronic soundscape with 3D animation and site-specific architectural installation. Presented on March 9, 2012, Ellipsis Reprise, performed as an evening event, took over the 1970 building of the Berkeley Art Museum (designed by a San Francisco architect, Mario Ciampi in 1964).

The original Ellipsis was a music and art installation created by Kristin Jones, Andrew Ginzel and Edmund Campion for the Acquario Romano in Rome in 1995. Ellipsis-Reprise (2012) consists of a continual algorithmic toccata performed at the piano by Edmund Campion.

In responding to Campionʼs soundscape within the 1970 interior of the Berkeley Art Museum, the architecture installation makes visible the geometric relations of its forms and volumes, the algorithm that ultimately defines sensual experience of its space. It took almost five miles of polypropylene twine at 210 lbs tensile strength to take whole of the Museum interior. Ellipsis-Reprise creates the rhythmic complexity of spatial experience through both visual and auditory sensation, transforming this modern interior of the museum into a sensual environment of an acoustic apparatus.
Berkeley, California
Design Team:
Raveevarn Choksombatchai, Norbert Wong
Fabrication & Installation:
Raveevarn Choksombatchai, Norbert Wong, Julian Harake, Ryan MacLeod, Ben Golze, and Sudthida Cheunkarndee with support of UC Berkeley students, including students from the School of Architecture, Dustin Moon, Liz Kee, Rebecca Smith, and Levon Fox, as well as students from Professor Campion’s Music Now class