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Hannis Brown

Q2 Music

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 lots of weird art spaces. He also contributes music reviews to the German experimental music site Tokafi.com.

Hannis Brown appears in the following:

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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Ben Frost on Mirrors, Metals & Vacant Spaces

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Iceland-based composer Ben Frost's fourth solo album "AURORA" – a blend of modern classical and electronica – topped many "Best of 2014" lists. Hear his Mixtape.

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Split Sides with The Cellar and the Point's Joseph Branciforte

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This week's Mixtape comes from drummer/composer Joseph Branciforte – cofounder of the NYC-based garage chamber septet The Cellar and Point. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Listen: AXIOM Performs Adams, Birtwistle and Messiaen

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Juilliard School's AXIOM Ensemble's 2014-2015 season began with an instant classic of American modernism and closed with a masterwork of the European avant-garde.

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Florent Ghys on Canons, Guitars and Old School Synths

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Composer-bassist Florent Ghys uses snippets of television broadcasts and poetry as source material for heady, but playful compositions. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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'Rise of the Wind-Up Toys'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the 17th day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download "Rise of the Wind-Up Toys" by composer and Q2 Producer Hannis Brown.

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Max Richter on Old Loves and Lullabies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Composer Max Richter's 2012 recomposition of "Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" was a surprise classical hit. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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'Antfarm Grandfather Clock'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

For the fourth day of Q2 Music's inaugural Advent Calendar, download a Christmas treat by Q2 producer Hannis Brown, Antfarm Grandfather Clock.

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Paula Matthusen on Sounds, Artists & Americans in Rome

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Composer Paula Matthusen is a 2014 Rome Prize Fellow; the New York resident is currently working at the American Academy in Rome. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Jacob Cooper on Songs, Cycles & Lieder

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Electroacoustic composer Jacob Cooper is a featured artist at our Best of 2014 in New Music party this Tuesday in The Greene Space. Hear his Mixtape today at 3 pm.

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Spektral Quartet's Point of Entry Playlist

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 has been a busy one for Chicago's Spektral Quartet. Hear their Mixtape – an entry point for recently-converted new-music listeners – Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Mira Calix on British New Music and Beloved Friends

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The music of Mira Calix marries contemporary classical music with modern electronics and field recordings. Hear her Mixtape of British contemporary music (and one Fin) Wednesday at 3 pm.

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen on Bryars, Feldman and Debussy

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen released their second album last month. Hear their Mixtape, ranging from Ligeti to an Ethiopian nun-pianist, Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Philip Miller on John Cage, Handel and South African Gospel Choirs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

South African composer Philip Miller is best known for his collaborations with the experimental animator William Kentridge. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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QBoo! Q2 Music's 2nd Annual Halloween Scarathon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today, Q2 Music presents its annual scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters and heart-pumping slasher film suites.

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Tristan Perich and Vicky Chow Rebuild the Piano Concerto with 'Surface Image'

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.

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An Hour with Nonclassical's Gabriel Prokofiev

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.

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Klaus Huber's 90th B-Day at the Lucerne Festival

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. 

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Premieres by International Quartet of Composers at the 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.

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World Premiere of Heinz Holliger's 'Scardanelli-Zyklus'

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.

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