Hannis Brown is the assistant producer for Q2 Music, WQXR’s online web stream for contemporary classical (or “new”) music.
As well as programming music for the station’s unhosted hours, he works with Q2’s hosts to craft shows and develop web content. Brown also facilitates recording for guest hosts and visiting composers and works with artists and engineers during live events.
Hannis earned his M.A. in Composition from New York University and composes regularly for films, chamber ensembles and his own strange rock ensemble. His music has premiered at the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Pop Montreal, Brooklyn Academy of Music, at WNYC’s Greene Space and at a growing number of international film festivals as well as on MTV and Italy’s Sky Network cable station. He also contributes music reviews to the German experimental music site Tokafi.com.
Hannis Brown appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
New York composer, vocalist and electronic-music artist Laurel Halo draws from traditions of drone music, Musique concrète and pop. Her Mixtape spans music by Robert Ashley, Vladimir Ussachevsky and Toru Takemitsu.
Monday, March 03, 2014
The French string quartet Quatuor Béla tackle the restless and kinetic chamber music of the legendary Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Stream the album all this week on Q2 Music.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics – low fidelity tones generated with the least possible amount of digital information. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pianist and new-music specialist Lisa Moore closes her Hammered! residency with a week of music exploring the thriving contemporary-music scene and pianists of her native Australia. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson has performed with such legends as Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Pianist and Hammered! guest host Lisa Moore presents a slew of recent live keyboard recordings selected by the players themselves, including Ursula Oppens, Sarah Cahill, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and more. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has composed music for such classical ensembles as Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird. His Mixtape shares some of his formative influences, from minimalism to electronics.
Monday, February 10, 2014
This week on Hammered! pianist and guest host Lisa Moore explore a range of musical groups in which the piano finds itself. Tune in weekdays at 10 am for piano quintets, piano sextets and piano septets composed over the past century.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The music of Iceland composer and producer Jóhann Jóhannsson draws from a palette of ambient music, post-rock and orchestral music. His Mixtape includes visceral music from Mahler, Messiaen and Stockhausen.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble. She guest-hosts Hammered! for the month of February. Week One: the bleeding edge of experimental piano. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Brooklyn-based trio Hospitality released their latest album "Trouble" on Tuesday. On Friday, they join youth ensemble Face the Music for this week's Ecstatic Music performance in the Greene Space. Drummer Nathan Michel offers a Mixtape that fittingly alternates music for man and machine. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Montreal-based electroacoustic composer Tim Hecker constructs alternately ambient and abrasive soundscapes. Listen to his Mixtape featuring music of Terry Riley, Charlemagne Palestine and Harold Budd.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Over the course of a 12-album career, Deerhoof has proven itself one of independent rock's most consistently inventive and eclectic ensembles. For their Mixtape, each member contributes 15 minutes of their favorite classical music.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon has had her music performed by many top orchestras and soloists. Her Mixtape alternates American spirituals with the music of Maria Schneider, Kenji Bunch and more.
Friday, January 03, 2014
The Princeton-based electronic music pioneer Paul Lansky describes the pieces on his new album as "later-in-life adventures in music that needs no electricity." Hear why on our exclusive album stream.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Since the reissue of her seminal 1980 debut album "The Expanding Universe," computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel has enjoyed a resurgence of attention. She offers music for the season on this week's Mixtape.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Each Wednesday for eight weeks, New Amsterdam features a new remix of Caroline Shaw's Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita. The remixes will appear exclusively on Q2 Music. This week's featured artist is Peruvian-American electronic musician Violetness.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The music of John Luther Adams seethes with the serenity and savage violence of his Alaskan home, particularly in works like In the White Silence and Earth and the Great Weather. Listen to his Mixtape.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Composer Gregory Spears has collaborated with So Percussion, Eighth Blackbird and JACK quartet among others. His Mixtape illustrates his fascination with the parallels between early and contemporary music--a juxtaposition that appears frequently in his own music.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The music of Daniel Lopatin – aka Oneohtrix Point Never – is at once futuristic and in constant conversation with the past. His Mixtape collides Renaissance master Orlando Gibbons with contemporary experimentalist Paul Lansky. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.