Hannis Brown

Q2 Music

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:

24 Hours of Latvian New Music with 'Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija'

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.

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Nordic Affect Bridges Iceland's Natural and Supernatural

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.

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Interview: James Murphy Dreams of a Subway Symphony

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.

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Bora Yoon's Constellation Mixtape

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

For this week's Mixtape, composer-vocalist Bora Yoon spins music of Steve Reich, Matmos, Tan Dun and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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Mark Morris Hosts: Feldman, Stockhausen and Ligeti at Ojai

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.

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Mark Morris Hosts: Uri Caine, Andrew Norman and Timo Andres at Ojai

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.

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Mark Morris Hosts: American Classics of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell

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.

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Simone Dinnerstein's Teenage Turning Points from Stravinsky to Hendrix

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.

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Mark Morris Hosts: Percussion Music from John Cage and Lou Harrison

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.

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The Living Earth Show on Progressive Heroes

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.

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Mark Morris Hosts: John Luther Adams and Charles Ives at Ojai

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.

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Paola Prestini's 'Visionary' Playlist Spans Anna Clyne to John Zorn

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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The Bad Plus's Ethan Iverson on Living Piano Music

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.

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Sarah Neufeld on Music for Pain, Love and Longing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Armenian Genocide Centenary: A Far-off Country Which is Everywhere

Friday, May 01, 2015

Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.

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Yotam Haber On Hunger, Migration and the Baroque Doctrine of the Affections

Monday, April 27, 2015

A new album of chamber music from composer Yotam Haber draws on themes of modernist sculpture, Italian Jewish Chant and the Baroque doctrine of the affections.

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Prepared Pianist Hauschka on Friends and Influences

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Berlin-based pianist and composer Hauschka uses prepared piano as a vehicle for layered, mesmerizing improvisation-colored pieces. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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A Taste of San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival brings together an eclectic mix of mostly local new-music makers for one day each April. The curators offer a sneak listen of what to expect.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Tristan Perich

Monday, March 23, 2015

The music of Tristan Perich has always been almost as much about physicality as about sound. A Meehan/Perkins recording of his "Parallels" showcases ecstatic endurance and nuance.

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How to Dance on a Thin Line with Theresa Wong

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cellist, vocalist and composer Theresa Wong explores the intersection of composition and improvisation, the inquisitive and the absurd. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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