Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

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

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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

Julius Caesar

Ctrl Fre@k provided both audio and multimedia solutions for SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar.

Location: Fort Canning

Involvements:

Wee – Multimedia System Designer and Programmer

Grayson – Video Crew

Jeffrey – Sound Designer

Yew Jin – Sound Programmer and Operator

Jing – Sound Content Designer

Jean & Elim – Radio City Operators

Chicken Little

Ctrl Fre@k joins Chicken Little on an adventure to save her farm mates from the falling sky.

Location: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Involvements:

Yew Jin – Sound Designer

Wee – Lighting Programmer

Fun Home

Ctrl Fre@k witness the different stages of life with her family, as Alison grew up in a dysfunctional family.

Location: Theatre @ Drama Centre

Involvements:

Wee – Lighting Programmer

Jeffrey – Sound Designer

Yew Jin – Sound Operator

Spectres LIVE

Ctrl Fre@k joins in the experimental journey of visual and sound with Singapore artist, composer and sound designer Zai Tang and various musicians from the local Indie scene.

Location: 72-13 @ TheatreWorks

Involvements:

Yew Jin – Mixing Engineer

Wee – Multimedia Programmer

Itsy – The Musical

Ctrl Fre@k enters into the world of nursery rhyme and puppetry with The Finger Players as we were involved with both audio and lighting for the production.

Location: Victoria Theatre

Involvements:

Jeffrey – Sound System Designer

Yew Jin – Sound Operator

Wee – Lighting Programmer

Body X 2.0 – The Rehearsal

Ctrl Fre@k managed and designed sound in the second edition of Body X. Directed by Li Xie & Danny Yeo, Body X is a site specific theatre piece that takes audiences into an “open world” setting, challenging our designers to be discreet and immersive.

Location: The Arts House

Involvements:

Cindy Yeong – Production Manager

Jeffrey Yue – Sound Design

Yew Jin – Sound Design

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