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Aphelion


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Aphelion


Aphelion (2018)

Press Kit

Set length: 40-60 mins
Venue: Suitable for indoor & outdoor
Tech: Speakers, Projector(s), Screen(s), Lights
(please see tech rider below)

Theemptybluesky’s (Mervin Wong) full length debut Aphelion takes the listener into a deep enchanting journey that crosses dimensions. An album meant for deep listening, with its dense and intricate textures and an unconscious everlasting flow, Aphelion surprises with each re-listening.

For the live performance set, Theemptybluesky is joined by the visuals of collaborator Ryan Benjamin Lee. Ryan’s method mirrors Mervin’s production, generating a plethora of visuals, sometimes ethereal, sometimes grungy, sometimes wacky that accompany the audience on this journey.

Photographs by Emilea Teo and Junyi Yong

Technical Rider

Requested Equipment

  • X2 PA Speakers (stereo pair) / or house speakers
  • X2 Wedge Monitors 
  • X2 Projection Screens with or w/o stands
  • X2 Projectors (approximately 5000 lumens each, depending on venue & stage size)
  • X2 VGA cables of adequate length
  • X1 Table approximately 1.2m by 0.6m and 0.87m tall (placed at the position of Theemptybluesky)
  • X1 Dynamic microphone with mic stand (to be connected to Theemptybluesky's audio interface)
  • X3 13A powerpoint plugs for performance equipment


Equipment to be brought by Theemptybluesky

  • Laptop
  • VGA/HDMI Adaptors
  • Audio Interface (KA6) - (main outputs are X2 1/4 inch TRS balanced)
  • Midi Controller Instruments
  • Other miscellaneous instruments/equipment

CV


CV

CV


CV

Mervin Wong is a sonic alchemist who creates music and sculpts sound, producing & composing bespoke music for film, media, installations, as well as collaborations with performing and visual artists. 2018 marks the debut of his solo project Theemptybluesky with the full length album: Aphelion.

Mervin also has a hand in a wide range of multidisciplinary collaborations that allow him to venture and explore beyond the realm of sound into film, multimedia-visuals, projection mapping, and bespoke production design.

Skills:

  • Sonic Alchemist
  • Composer
  • Sound Designer
  • Post-Sound Engineer/Designer
  • Live-Sound
  • Production Design
  • Installation Design
  • Multimedia/Visual Design & Production
  • Producer

Upcoming


2018 Album launch of Aphelion at YST Conservatory
CONCEPT | COMPOSER | PRODUCER

2018 Pipa Soundscapes - a fusion collab performed at Esplanade's Huayi Festival
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2018 "Eugene" by Keat - a single release
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2017 Music & Makan X The Culture Story - Music/Visual collab with a gallery
COMPOSER | PERFORMER

2017 Performance of This Storm Is You at the Singapore Writer's Festival 2017
MUSIC DIRECTOR | PERFORMER

2017 ArtScience Late: Lalu Lalang Lab - a multidisciplinary piece
SONIC ALCHEMIST | VISUALS

2017 SIEVE (Cycle 1) - a multidisciplinary contemporary dance/music performance at Kult Kafé
COMPOSER | PERFORMER

2017 This Storm Is You - Interactive theatre piece performed at the ArtScience Museum
MUSIC DIRECTOR | PERFORMER

2017 "Dawn of the Eternal" for OUTPUT Signal Showdown competition
WINNER OF GRAND PRIZE FOR COMPETITION

2017 Journey - An Exploration of Sacred Spaces - EP Release
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2016 Lights of Denpasar - Performed at YST Conservatory
COMPOSER | CONCEPT | VISUALS

2016 I Am Sorry! - Finale of DanzINC Festival 2016 performed at UCC Hall
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2016 Forte in Resonance - DanzINC Festival 2016 performed at UCC Theatre
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2016 Heaven - Opening of DanzINC Festival 2016 performed at Drama Centre Theatre
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2015 Wow! Merlion - A full length dance piece for SG50 performed at Victoria Theatre
COMPOSER | MUSIC PRODUCER (LINK TO STRAITS TIMES ARTICLE)

2015 Celebration of the Senses - Contact Improvisation performed at Aliwal Arts CentreCOMPOSER | PERFORMER

2015 A Part of Us - Xposition 'O' Contemporary Dance Fiesta performed at Aliwal Arts Centre
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2015 Men In Action - Xposition 'O' Contemporary Dance Fiesta performed at Aliwal Arts Centre
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2014 Highly Strung 4 by T'ang Quartet - performed at the NUS Arts Festival
PERFORMER

2010 Highly Strung 1 by T'ang Quartet - performed at the Esplanade Theatre Studio
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