Singapore Bicentennial Experience – Time Traveller and Pathfinder

Ctrl Fre@k embarked on a year-long journey with the Time Traveller – an indoor, 60 mins timed experience and Pathfinder – an outdoor, ‘free-to-explore’ installation featuring state-of-the-art audio, visual and lighting (AVL) systems as part of the Singapore Bicentennial Experience (SBE). This flag-ship event marked the 200th anniversary celebration of the founding of Singapore by the East India Company in 1819.

From the beginning, Ctrl Fre@k were appointed as the system designer and technical consultant for realising both the creative design and technical execution of the AVL and Show Control solutions for the entire experience. Understanding the needs of the experience and to execute to the highest level, in terms of both quality and reliability, we had gathered our collective experiences through the years and followed through the whole process from design to implementation. Apart from system design, Ctrl Fre@k also provided lighting design (entire SBE) and sound design (Act 3 and Act 5 of Time Traveller) services.

Ctrl Fre@k worked closely with various AVL equipment suppliers and vendors to ensure effective deployment and accurate installation, from playback sources through networked infrastructure and ultimately, to fixtures and instruments. Ctrl Fre@k then provided the team for system alignment, tuning and calibration. Once all the creative content is loaded, Ctrl Fre@k then took on the immersive audio mixing / programming, video media servers and lighting control programming and ultimately show-control execution and synchronisation of the entire experience.

To ensure the experience ran 13 hours a day for almost 7 months, Ctrl Fre@k also provided a team of technical operations crew that worked in conjunction with an extensive team of ushers and guides. Weekly scheduled maintenance and ad-hoc troubleshooting ensured minimal disruption of the experience that was eventually attended by 700,000 visitors.

Location: Fort Canning Park, Singapore

Involvements:

Jeffrey – Show Control & Sound System Designer, Sound Designer (Act 3 & 5)

Yew Jin – Show Control & Sound Engineer

Wee – Show Control, Lighting & Multimedia System Designer, Show Control & Multimedia Programmer

James Tan & Petrina Tan – Lighting Designer

Vuk – Sound Designer (Act 3 & 5)

Carey Chua: Lighting Programmer

Operation Team – Ed-Linddi, Ian Tan, Royston Lim, Kok Khuen, Elim Lew, Greg, Jean Yap, Ramizah, Wee Boon

Setup Team – Kailash, Taufiq, Darren Lee, Rong Zhao

http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/news/story.asp?ID=-FZV6PA

https://www.dbaudio.com/global/en/applications/other-applications/db-time-travels-as-singapore-celebrates-bicentennial/

Fragments – Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ctrl Fre@k worked with Jan Gieseke, FOH engineer of the world renowned, Ryuichi Sakamoto, to design an immersive sound system for a 3-sided audience seating on the Esplanade Theatre’s stage.

Location: Theatre @ Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay

Involvement:

Jeffrey – Sound System Designer

Urinetown – The Musical

Ctrl Fre@k provided complete audio solution to the much acclaimed Pangdemonium’s production of Urinetown – the Musical.

Location: Theatre @ Drama Centre

Involvements:

Jeffrey – Sound Designer

Jing – Associate Sound Designer

Yew Jin – Sound Operator

Jean, Raymond – Radio Mic Operators

Jeffrey & Yew Jin

Excavations – Theatrical Tours at SAM

Ctrl Fre@k put on the hat of a technical producer, leading a team of staff and associates to create a site-specific, immersive theatrical-tour experience.

Location: Singapore Arts Museum

Involvements:

Jeffrey – Technical Producer

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

Yew Jin – Sound Designer / Programmer

Photos by Zinkie Aw

Oedipus

Ctrl Fre@k toured another Robert Wilson’s new production, Oedipus over several iconic theatre in Europe.

Locations: Vicenza (Italy), Naples (Italy), Epidaurus (Greece)

Involvement:

Wee – Lighting Programmer

A Singapore Carol

Ctrl Fre@k celebrated Christmas with W!ld Rice’s new heartwarming and hilarious Pantomine.

Location: Victoria Theatre

Involvements:

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

Yew Jin – Multimedia Operator

One Metre Square: Voices From Sungei Road

Ctrl Fre@k was part of a provcative play about poverty and the price of progress with the lost of Sungei Road market.

Location: SIA Theatre @ LASALLE College Of The Art

Involvement:

Wee – Lighting Programmer

Little Big City Beijing

Ctrl Fre@k had the opportunity to programm multimedia for a new attraction featuring miniaturized models of iconic landmarks in Beijing city.

Location: Beijing

Involvement:

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

Soul Journey

Ctrl Fre@k embark on a journey with Siong Leng Musical Association to provide an rejuvenation experience with the charms of Nanying music.

Location: Concert Hall @ Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay

Involvment:

Wee – Multimedia Designer and Programmer

Esplanade Fund Raising GALA

Ctrl Fre@k provided a pre-programming and on-site solution for our client and creatives in the creation of an eventful multimedia experience.

Location: Theatre @ Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay

Involvement:

Wee – Multimedia Programmer