Archive for the ‘Programming/Engineering’ Category

The Year Of No Return

Ctrl Fre@k seeks to unravel the complications and contradictions in humanity’s responses to climate change in this hybrid production that incorporates live performance and video presentation.

Location: Victoria Theatre


Wee – Multimedia System Designer and Programmer


OIWA – The Ghost of Yotsuya

Ctrl Fre@k joins The Finger Players in the retelling of a timeless tale OIWA, an old japanese ghost story.

Location: Victoria Theatre


Jeffrey – Sound System Designer

Yew Jin – Sound Operator

Wee – Lighting Programmer


Unboxing New Music

Ctrl Fre@k lit this music performance by finest composers and performers from Singapore and Asia, exploring new music from this part of the world.

Location: Theatre Studio, Esplanade


Wee – Lighting Designer and Programmer


Ctrl Fre@k was part of the sonic-visual performance providing audio and multimedia support.
Location: Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre

Yew Jin – Sound Engineer and System Designer

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

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


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

Lighting And Sound America – Article

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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


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


Jeffrey – Technical Producer

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

Yew Jin – Sound Designer / Programmer

Photos by Zinkie Aw


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

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


Wee – Lighting Programmer

A Singapore Carol

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

Location: Victoria Theatre


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


Wee – Lighting Programmer