Hannis Brown is the associate 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 lots of weird art spaces. He also contributes music reviews to the German experimental music site Tokafi.com.
Hannis Brown appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
On Sept. 9, 2015, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra premiered Tod Machover's new field recording-colored "Symphony for Lucerne."
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Oslo, Norway's Ultima Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this Fall. With two Norwegian performances happening this week, Q2 Producer Hannis Brown recalls the opening weekend.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
August 22, 2015, Swiss composer Jürg Wyttenbach presented a world-premiere arrangement of his "Collage Opera" inspired by French Renaissance novelist François Rabelais.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
A new work by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) gets its US premiere this Friday and Saturday. Parry joins us in the studio to discuss the concept.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This Friday and Saturday, Q2 Music celebrates Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising works by Ligeti and Penderecki to slasher-film suites.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Steven Mackey mentored four young composers toward world premieres with the New Jersey Symphony for this year's Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Listen to the final show.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Tobias Fischer is the founder of Fifteen Questions, a magazine highlighting under-the-radar artists with unorthodox approaches to sound. He curates this week's Sample Rate.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The music on composer Mario Diaz de Leon’s second full-length has the quality of a sputtering flame in a subterranean world. Stream the full album, performed by members of ICE.
Monday, September 14, 2015
All day today, September 26, celebrate the breadth of ceiling-shattering achievements of female composers with an encore presentation of "Her Music," a 24-hour celebration.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saturday August 29, Q2 Music presents an encore presentation of "Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija" (New Music: Latvia) – a 24-hour marathon of dynamic new music from the heart of the Baltics.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The all-female Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect delivers world premieres of music by five Icelandic composers who share an affinity for the mystical and surreal.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The former LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to outfit the MTA’s subway turnstiles with consonant musical sounds, instead of dreary utilitarian beeps. We spoke with him about the idea.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
For this week's Mixtape, composer-vocalist Bora Yoon spins music of Steve Reich, Matmos, Tan Dun and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
For our final Ojai Festival spotlight, guest host Mark Morris presents performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen (arranged by Caroline Shaw), Gyorgy Ligeti and Morton Feldman.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
On this week's Ojai Festival spotlight, guest-host Mark Morris listens to new takes on Mahler and Mozart by jazz luminary Uri Caine and pianist-composer Timothy Andres.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week: American classics by Ives, Cowell and Harrison.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week's show features music of John Cage and Lou Harrison.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the annual festival's last three years.