Andrew Quinn


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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.

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