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:
Friday, October 24, 2014
This Halloween, help Q2 Music curate its second annual 24-hour scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters, bone-chilling microtones and heart-pumping slasher film suites.
Monday, October 20, 2014
With "Surface Image," composer Tristan Perich has created his most emotionally affective work to date, balancing 1-bit electronics with large-scale form and virtuosic human performance.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Gabriel Prokofiev is a London-based composer, producer, DJ and founder of the Nonclassical record label. His Mixtape explores the boundary between electronic and acoustic music.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Tune in to hear world premieres of works by Heinz Holliger and Brice Pauset in honor of Klaus Huber's 90th birthday, as recorded live at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tune in to hear world premieres from Judd Greenstein, Dai Fujikura, Ying Wang and Jagoda Szmytka, as recorded live this summer at the Lucerne Festival.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Join us for the world premiere of Swiss composer Heinz Holliger's Scardanelli-Zyklus as recorded live this summer at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Listen to Ensemble Intercontemporain perform new works by Unsuk Chin, Matthias Pintscher and Johannes Maria Staud at the 2014 Lucerne Festival.
Monday, September 15, 2014
For this episode of Q2 Spaces: Season Two, we visit the Detroit home, studio and garden of composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).
Saturday, September 13, 2014
On the last installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrates the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, live from Royal Albert Hall.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Over the course of a 12-album career, Deerhoof has proven itself one of independent rock's most consistently inventive and eclectic ensembles. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Recently, some 2,000 spectators gathered amid the chatter and car horns of New York City for the newest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Listen to the archived broadcast of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the Iceland Symphony Orchestra live at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Japanese violinist and composer Mari Kimura has spent her career pushing the limits of her instrument. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Hear the world premiere of Benedict Mason's Meld, as recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Montreal-based electroacoustic composer Tim Hecker constructs alternately ambient and abrasive soundscapes. Listen to his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cellist Okkyung Lee has collaborated with John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke, Vijay Iyer, Nels Cline and Christian Marclay. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Listen to the world premiere of the late John Tavener's Requiem Fragments, as recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In June, composer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane released his fifth album "The Ambassador" – a meditation on an unseen Los Angeles as described through the filter of ten LA addresses. His Mixtape features music of Andrew Norman, György Ligeti and John Adams. Listen today at 3 pm.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm, join us for the second installment of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the world premiere of A Man From the Future, a new orchestral work from electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys.