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Francesco Stochino Weiss

Francesco Stochino Weiss - VIRTUAL ARTS STUDIO

                                                                    

venetian native, born 1958, cultural operator, ballet and television producer, virtual art creator and producer, director and creator of events, musician.

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In 1981 January 3rd at 22,he start the career as a junior manager in Asolo Musica Cultural Association, leaded by the former Superintendent of the Fenice,  Floris Luigi Ammannati, and by the opera singer Attilio Zamperoni.

In 1982 continue the activity on Asolo Musica and collaborate with his first show in The Venice Carnival directed by Maurizio Scaparro.

In 1983, he joined  "Omaggio a Venezia", a well known association in the 1980s, leaded by the violinist Uto Ughi as deputy GM.

In 1984, he founded his first own Cultural Association, "World for Venice Fund", in Italy and USA, together with Francesco Da Mosto, coming from Venice’s ancient noble family, and architect Piero Pazzi. The foundation carried out cultural events aimed at the collection of funds for the restoration of monuments in Venice and for charity events. Among the most significant initiatives, there is a great concert at Asolo of the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by the famous Master Gianandrea Gavazzeni, an event realized in favour of UNICEF.

In 1985, started his career as dance and theatre producer, taking over a Spanish Ballet Campaign: the Ballet de Rafael Aguilar. The ballet under his lead has produced until 1989           6 new titles, performed in 450 plays in every part of the world. Among these, the Bolero, Yerma, Diquela de l'Alhambra. The star of the company was Lola Greco, divine of the Spanish dance, still inimitable artist to this day.

In 1986, took part  in the famous  Andrea Anderman's Music Night TV program, broadcasted live  in over than 50 countries. The Spanish ballet produced by him did long tour around all Europe.

In 1987 he played an important part in the Italian RAI UNO music show. In the same year, he produce and directed, The grand Gala for the closing of  Venice’s Carnival . The Tv program was broadcasted live by Italian RAI Tre and Eurovision. That was his first fully-featured television show, with top stars as Alfredo Kraus, I momix, Gail Gilmore, Luciana Savignano, Carla Fracci.

In 1988 his ballet did long tour in Europe with 2 new productions.

In 1989 he established his own Spanish dance company "España Ballet", with the young dancer Miguel Angel. He produced 4 new titles and directed the first television event  "Carmem Mito del Gitano" In Macerata that celebrated the return to Josè Carreras on stage  after his long illness. 

 That year he was also appointed as Artistic Director of the Festival of Villa Pisani in Veneto and the Festival of San Giusto in Trieste.

In 1990, he made 4 new ballet productions and a ballet work with Jose Carreras, which went on stage in Rome and Milan.

In 1991, he began producing a lyric opera production in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Israel and Spain with over 200 performances in total. Major artists included Anna Caterina Antonacci, Ildiko Komlosi, Ruggero Raimondi, Cecilia Gasdia, and others.

In 1992 he was at the Seville Expo,  he collaborated with the United Nations pavilion and with Yuaca E  the local company of the Expo who did several events for the participating countries.

In 1993 he was appointed  Artistic  Advisor of the Hungarian State Opera, the Budapest Opera House and he stayed in charge for three years.

In 1994, he realized the first two great humanitarian events from Sarajevo, still bloody by the long Serbian siege. The first broadcast was from Sarajevo's pedriatric hospital and from over 15 other locations in the world. Stars like Witney Houston, Carreras,  Zucchero, Victoria de Los Angeles, Renata Scotto, participated to the event, which was broadcasted in 46 countries around the world.

After that, he set the milestone for crisis events: the Mozart Requiem, directed by Zunbin Mehta, held inside the ruins of the old library of Sarajevo, burned by the Serbs. It was broadcasted live in 96 countries on the 19th of June, 1994. In Italy it was broadcasted by RAI1.

In September of that same year, he realized "Help Rwanda", an event from Rwanda and Taormina, with the participation of Monica Bellucci, Paul Young, Boiz To Men, Uto Ughi and many more.

In 1995 he was appointed as GM in a TV local network who start to produce and broadcast in that time new technology 16:9. The networks included 16 mayor local TV in Italy.

In 1996, he was called by the United Nations to calibrate the pacification in Bosnia with another great event involving Andrea Bocelli, Luciana Savignano, Maurice Bejiart, Lola Greco, Daniel Ezralow.

In the same year he also founded Progetto Italia as a television production house, which is still active. The company produced 67 opera titles, from the San Carlo Theater in Naples, La Fenice in Venice, The Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He produced the TV live big concert with Luciano Pavarotti a Verdi requiem in the suburbs of Naples with San Carlo Opera house under the baton of Daniel Oren.

In 1997, he was nominated music director of the "Circuito del Mito", a festival of 109 shows in Sicily. On January first, he produced another history event, in Palermo,: for the first all members of former Yugoslavia, republics played together Beethoven IX Symphony. The United Nation directly  broadcasted the event in 467 networks in the world. 

In 1998 he co-produced with Sony Classical , that time leaded by the actual GM of the Met, Peter Gelb, “My Secret Passion” a live DVD with Michael Bolton. 

 

 

In 1999 produced Falstaff, TV event under the baton of Claudio Abbado.

In 2000, he organized for the RAI the world-famous "Marica Callas" singing competition with over 1000 participants from 5 continents. He also created another event from Monreale "Verdi Prayers" in Eurovision in 34 countries in Europe.

In 2001 produced 5 opera TV broadcasting from San Carlo Opera House.

In 2002, he created "Hymn of the mountains", an event for FAO on the occasion of the year of mountains, a concert with multiple live location, based on the Vatican’s  Poul VI hall, with the presence of Pope John Paul II. The event was broadcasted by RAI 2 in 45 countries around the world.

In 2003 he was in Baghdad for a TV event on RAI UNO with the UN for the cultural revival of Iraq after Saddam.

Later on, he directed and produced "H2O", an event for the World Water Day, presented in Beirut on June 5th.

In October, he started his activity in China, with a great event of music and television from Beijing and Venice, with the participation of La Fenice opera hiuse, followed by a consultancy with the Beijing Music Festival Art Foundation and other Chinese governmental cultural institutions, which are still underway. The first event was broadcasted live by CCTV1 and RAI1

In 2004 he produced the welcome event music concert in China for the official visit of the Italian President Carlo Azelio Ciampi, with the Beijing Opera Orchestra and international artists, The event was broadcasted by China National TV CCTV1.

In 2005 he directed Magic flute by Mozart  in Baijing,  touring in Shanghai and Guangzhou, with local artist and China Philharmonic orchestra.

In 2006 the did the closing Gala event of Venice Carnival dedicated to China, broadcasted by RAI3 in 21 country. In the same year co-produced La Traviata in Beijing Music Festival with La Fenice.

In 2007 he realized in Madrid a "Traviata Colossal", with 400 artists and 11,500 spectators.

In 2008, at the Beijing Olympics, he made an event on RAI UNO and Chinese CCTV with the presence of Giovanni Allevi and other artists. Within the various positions held in China, pwas executive producer of an historic event for the country: a concert in the Vatican, in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of the Olympic year, an event marking the reopening of the relationship between China and the Holy See, Interrupted in 1949

In 2009 he start to broadcast in streaming. The first big event was the new year concert from La Fenice in Venice. More that 123.000 a big record for  that time. After that he owns a streaming channel of Opera. 

In 2010 he start to investigate the virtual art world and the possibilities to utilizes in the music world.

In 2011,the first experience: he produced the live 3D show. The Budapest Opera House open season was a world event, for the first time in the history of the Opera was on stage only a 3D stereoscopic set with virtual art scenes of the Bluebird Castle by Bartok as well as Rave’l Bolero. It was the first production of this kind of virtual art.

He also created an workshop "ad hoc" that deals with new technologies for the show: 3D live live.

In 2012 performed the 3D live show in Beijing and create a opera Gala event in 3D named “Opera by the book”

In 2013, he continued with virtual art and created, in Beijing, 6 different opera performances with virtual art set. The performances are screened at the Beijing Music Festival on Verdi's year.

In 2014 was appointed as artistic coordinator in Beijing Music festival during for two-years assignment, leading several productions of the famous Chinese classical music festival.

In 2015 he was keeping the position in the Beijing Music festival, leading several productions

In 2016 after 25 spent   in cultural business, he needed a sabbatical year, fully dedicated to a project related to the road construction with environment friendly  raw, material organic. Was great experience in China and Europe, but at the end of the year was coming back to his core business.

In 2017, he creates a new version of Bolero, with which he makes a tour in Italy. Production star, Lola Greco, divine of Spanish dance.

In December of the same yea published  his first book "San Martino was not just a Rallye" was published on the history of the famous car race. Was quite successful. He sold 2.000 copies.

Among the new commitments in 2017 there is the resumption of activities related to virtual art events, with a completely new and innovative technology. And in 2018 a new ballet 3D production.

In 2018 he was again called as advisor in the Beijing Music Festival with a four-year assignment until 2022.

In 2019 he coordinates and produces an exhibition on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death for the Cafa Museum, or the Chinese national academy of fine arts in Beijing "Leonardo and his great school". The exhibition, before arriving in China, also makes a stop in Venice at the Levi Foundation. It produces three side events.

In 2020 on February 23, he realizes the only live event from Wuhan during the lockdown of the city with 16 singers in unison, in connection with the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music, a program that is broadcast online by the Chinese platform Kuka, with over 6 million viewers of the entire concert and 40 million on other networks. 

In 2021 he open the season on January 1st  with a streaming big gala event from Budapest, with many local artist starring by the violinist Zoltan Maga. Was his first experience in streaming pay TV as well as one more in virtual art application on stage. 

In February 2021 he start to collaboration with the National Museum of Cenacolo in Milan, in order to create a new project with NFT technology. In the same time he started to collaborate with some Opera house in the world in order to digitalization of the historic archive and offer to the fan with NFT system.

In march 2021 started the collaboration with some artist related with virtual art in order to create a new collectible in the crypto art. 

All these activity in virtual and crypto art, are coming from the large experience that he did in the past with much more difficult projects.

In 2022 he will create a new event from Wuhan to remember the beginning of the pandemic together with Venice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Quinnn

Andrew Quinnn - VIRTUAL ARTS STUDIO

Andrew Quinn is an Australian computer graphics artist and musician, living in Milan. He has worked on digital effects for films such as “The Matrix”, “Tomb Raider”, “Dark City”, “Nirvana” and “Vajont”. In recent years he specializes in video installations for multi screen and immersive environments and also digital graphics for interactive dance productions and contemporary music, including the series Koine’ for Pommeriggi Musicale at Teatro Del Verme, Milano in 2011 and Biennale of Music in Venice in both 2012 and 2016 the latter a concert by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, music by Grisey. His work in opera includes 3d stereoscopic virtual sets for a prodution of Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” for the Hungarian State Opera (2011) and also virtual sets with LED lighting for a production of Monterverdi’s “L’Orfeo” in Canberra in 2014. Orchestral work – he created sound reactive visuals for performances of Debussy’s “Children’s Corner” and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky (2014). Video mapping – realtime audio reactive content for a video mapping performance where laser scanning techniques were used to model a traditional set (2014), also a festival performance at Arco della Pace, Milan (2017). Since 2014 he has performed regularly in Russia live visuals for leading contermporary composers, in particular Nikolay Popov. At the 2019 Salone dei Mobili worked on the installation “AQUA – Da Vinci’s water vision” for Balich Worldwide Shows. He performs regularly at the San Fedele Auditorium in Milano and at the Biennale della Musica in Venice.
other projects:
oct 2016: “Deep Dream” an interactive mirror maze at the RomaEuropa festival
nov 2016: “The Planets” by Holst performed by a 12 piece progressive rock ensemble.
june 2017: Bulgary – 6 screen projection, realtime 3d
oct 2017: Electropark Festival Genova Milano VR, 4 screen installation, video mapping
june 2018: “Pictures at an Exhibition” prog rock version – Rialto Venice, RomaEuropa Rome
june 2018: Wired Next Festival, Milano – visuals for Calibro35
june 2018: “Eskin4” interactive dance project, ISEA Durban, for the visually impaired. dir. Jill Scott
june-august 2019: EPFL Lausanne, interactive installation for Montreaux Jazz Festival Archive
dec 2018: “Inner Spaces” San Fedele auditorium, Milano
mar 2019: ACQUA – Da Vinci’s water vision” for Balich Worldwide Shows at 2019 Milan furniture fair
sept 2019: Cultural Heritage Festival, Ugento. video mapping
oct 2019: sound reactive installation, LED programming, ‘Future Room’ MIAC Rome
oct 2019: Biennale della Musica, concert, music by Ivan Fedele.
nov 2019: Workshop in new media and performance, Taganka theatre Moscow
oct 2020: Biennale della Musica 2020, tutor realtime visuals, closing concert Biennale College

He has published papers for the ASC (Australian Society of Computing) and has been interviewed for various online journals including BackStage magazine and has presented his work at the Music Venice Biennale of Music in 2012,2016,2019. He spoke at TEDx Varese in 2019.
Andrew Quinn runs workshops in TouchDesigner and has lectured at the Biennale College, Venice, Conservatorium of Music in Milan and Moscow , IUAV Venice, IED and NABA Milano, Quasar Institute of Design Rome, the ANU Canberra, the Australian Film School Sydney and summer school for the UCLA. He runs courses for the leading live visuals software TouchDesigner from Derivative, Toronto. In Milan and later Australia he created an innovative course in interactive media for teenagers who all performed at a closing concert.

Andrew Quinn è un artista australiano di grafica digitale e musicista che risiede a Milano. Ha curato gli effetti digitali di film quali “The Matrix” e “Tomb Raider”, “Nirvana” e “Vajont”. Negli ultimi anni si dedica a video-installazioni per ambienti multischermo e immersivi e alla grafica digitale interattiva per produzioni di spettacoli di danza e musica contemporanea. Nel 2011 ha curato i ‘sound reactive visuals’ per la serie Koine dei Pomeriggi Musicali, al Teatro dal Verme di Milano e nel 2012 per la Biennale della Musica a Venezia. Nel 2011 ha curato la scenografia virtuale per una produzione de “Il Castello di Barbablu’ ” per l’Opera Nazionale di Ungheria, prodotta da Francesco Stocchino Weiss. Inoltre…leggete la versione inglese…

Ha dato lezioni presso IUAV, Venezia, NABA, Milano, Quasar Istituto di Design, Roma e all’Australian Film School, Sydney, ANU Canberra, e da corsi di software per i ‘live visuals’, TouchDesigner. Nel 2016 ha tenuto un workshop al Conservatorio di Musica, Milano e alla Monash University di Melbourne.

Alessandro Chiodo

Alessandro Chiodo - VIRTUAL ARTS STUDIO

"Chiodo" is Nail,

Alessandro is a thief of what the eye catches, "the eye line thief"; 

he loves to seduce through the camera lense and to govern light on the body.

Alessandro is a cinematographer and light designer.

The video portrait, the framework image, the performance behind the camera are the origins of his artistic works .

His curiosity permits him to dedicate himself to film inspired experiments, becoming always more extreme and closer to the world of cinema, video-art and performance.

He is a polyhedric, pop easy artist guided by his emotions.

After graphic design school he took a degree at a Film School and then went to Rome where his continous research for new goals and targets permited him to collaborate with young artists (Paolo Canevari, Ra Di martino, Rossella Biscotti...) , directors (Riky Tognazzi, Manetti Brothers, Renzo Cerbo...)   and great  cinematographers like Vittorio Storaro, Fabio Cianchetti, Daniele Nanuzzi. Recent experience introduced him to light design for Opera and cinematography for live transmissions in cinemas.