New light and water show is unique in style and boasts state-of-the-art technology
Marina Bay Sands is set to unveil an unprecedented entertainment experience with a new, state-of-the-art light and water show, Spectra, on 2 June.
The city skyline will glimmer with a kaleidoscope of colours and spectacular lights each night with Spectra, a free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade.
Combining an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections, the show promises to be a multimedia extravaganza set to an orchestral soundtrack composed by award winning local music producer Kenn C. At the heart of the performance lies a bespoke, 12-metre tall laminated glass-and-stainless-steel prism that bursts into life throughout the show.
The world-first production, which took two years to create, is designed to take viewers on a fouract journey, beginning with Singapore’s origins as a cultural melting pot, and ending with a glimpse into its future as a global city and beacon of innovation. Key to this narrative is a selection of innovative water fountain technologies, including pyramids, gyroscopic arcs and straight jets, as well as lava and mist effects, many of which create a canvas for vibrant projections.
The creative force behind the production is Australian-based experience agency, Imagination, which is behind some of the most definitive shows in Australia, including Sydney New Year’s Eve, the city’s official celebrations and biggest public event.
Mr. Antony Gowthorp, Imagination Australia Managing Director said: “Working with Marina Bay Sands on a project of this cultural scale has been an incredibly rewarding experience and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Using creativity and technology to enhance the impact and liveability of spaces is a great fit for Imagination’s expertise in experience strategy and design. To do this kind of place-making work, you need the right mix of creative muscle and technical know-how.”
The show will also boast specially developed underwater LED fixtures that allow lights to show perfect whites and richer colour hues. Other state-of-the-art technology used in Spectra include a synchronization software called timecode, which enables the soundtrack to trigger, down to the millisecond, all of the lasers, lighting, projections and water effects in harmony each time. The show is also energy-efficient – besides the use of energy-saving LED lights, the production’s water effects are powered using water from the bay, which is filtered and recycled with each performance.
Spectra takes the place of the Wonder Full light and water show, which ended a successful six-year run in April this year. The new show will perform twice every night (Sunday to Thursday) at 8pm and 9pm, with a third show added at 10pm on Friday and Saturday. It can be viewed 50 meters across the waterfront promenade, complementing the stunning nightscape of Marina Bay.