Hannis Brown is a composer and 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. He also works on the Q2 podcasts Meet the Composer and LPR Live, and does guest composing and sound design for podcasts around WNYC, including Note to Self, Death Sex and Money and the WNYC Newsroom.
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.
Hannis Brown appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ubiquitous film composer Hans Zimmer and celebrated rock band Radiohead are collaborating on a new track to be included in the popular documentary series Blue Planet II.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon's "Brooklyn Bound" offers a honest and poetic musical look at gentrification in Crown Heights. Watch the second of our "Silent Voices" documentaries.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Watch the high-octane video of Pascal Le Boeuf's 'Alpha' performed by Eighth Blackbird founding-member and cellist Nick Photinos and drummer Doug Perkins.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus recently created space for conversation about social justice through commissioning ten new works. We dive into one: Kamala Sankaram's "Keeping the Look Loose."
Monday, July 31, 2017
New York electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never has remixed a piece by legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
The final installment in our series of highlights from the 2016 Ojai Music Festival features Tyshawn Sorey's "Josephine Baker" performed by Julia Bullock, ICE and Sorey himself.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
In April, Icelandic art rockers Sigur Rós enlisted composers Nico Muhly, Dan Deacon, Missy Mazzoli and more for a trio of performances with the LA Philharmonic. Watch the first evening.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The third in our four-part series of highlights from the 2016 Ojai Music Festival features music of celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho performed by Calder Quartet and ICE.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
We continue our four-part series of highlights from the 2016 Ojai Music Festival with music of remembrance from Roomful of Teeth, ICE, Calder Quartet, Bridget Kibbey and Claire Chase.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Listen to the first in a four-part series of music live from the 2016 Ojai Music Festival, hosted by Peter Sellars with performances from Roomful of Teeth and ICE.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Earlier this month, it was announced that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke would score director Luca Guadgnino's remake of the 1977 horror movie 'Suspiria.'
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The composer, songwriter and cellist Arthur Russell would have celebrated his 66th birthday this week. His influence reached everyone from Philip Glass to Allen Ginsberg to David Byrne.
Monday, May 15, 2017
It was composer pitted against composer: MTC unravels one of the most brutal fights in classical music's history.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Watch Brooklyn trio Bearthoven perform music of Anthony Vine in an haunting new video directed by Katy Gilmore.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
On the heels of their performance at the LA Phil's Reykjavík Festival, we invited Icelandic quartet Nordic Affect in for an intimate in-studio performance.
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's "Recurrence" brings together five fast-rising, particularly imaginative composers taken with misty explorations of texture and glacial movement.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.
Monday, March 06, 2017
We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.