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, February 09, 2016
John Cage and Domenico Scarlatti make for an odd juxtaposition. But where some might hear contrast in the sonatas of this unlikely couple, pianist David Greilsammer hears complement.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
German electronic musician Alva Noto was one of three composers to score "The Revenant" – a film up for twelve Oscars, including Best Picture. He joins us in the studio.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
LPR Live, a new podcast from Q2 Music showcasing dynamic pieces recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge, launches with Steve Reich's seminal "Different Trains" performed by ACME.
Monday, January 25, 2016
The latest in the Boston Modern Orchestra Project's composer portrait series focuses on Kati Agócs, a Boston-based, Canadian-born composer of Hungarian and American descent.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Rock icon David Bowie passed away on Sunday, just days after the release of his latest album. His influence bled into the worlds of modern classical and experimental music.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The influential composer, conductor and new-music advocate Pierre Boulez died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Percussion trio Tigue exemplifies the increasingly rare DIY aesthetic that was once Brooklyn's signature sound. Their "Peaks" is a product of community, and a really fun listen.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Moved by the orchestra's recording of John Luther Adam's "Become Ocean," pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
September 12, 2015, in a program geared toward children age nine and up, the Lucerne Festival Academy alumni premiered Tod Machover's multimedia "Fensadense."
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.