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:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Composer Donnacha Dennehy is featured this Sunday at Carnegie Hall as part of David Lang's collected stories series. His Mixtape spans from David Bowie and Steve Reich to Morton Feldman and Osvaldo Goljiov. Listen today at 3 pm.
Monday, April 21, 2014
For the second episode of Q2 Spaces's second season, we tour the Harlem apartment of pianist, composer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer. Watch the full episode now.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Best known as the drummer for the celebrated avant-jazz/funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Martin has long been an integral part of New York's downtown scene. His Mixtape features music of Messiaen, Feldman, Dubuffet and Ligeti. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Today, join Q2 Music for 24-hours of electronic and electro-acoustic music, curated and hosted by Morton Subotnick, Tyondai Braxton, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Matmos, Olga Bell and Daniel Wohl.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
This week's mixtape comes from composer and conductor Brad Lubman. The music director of the ensemble Signal, Lubman's worked with everyone from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to the Chicago Symphony to Steve Reich and Musicians.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Man Forever is the musical project of drummer-composer John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions). Best known as the drummer for Brooklyn-based psych-rock outfit Oneida, he performed last Saturday with ambient artist William Basinsky at the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A Brooklyn-based duo that performs on instruments of their own design, Buke & Gase create an impressive amount of sound. The band performs tonight at the Ecstatic Music Festival. Hear their Mixtape today at 3 pm.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A fixture in New York's new-music scene, often as a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, pianist Vicky Chow has worked with a formidable and varied roster of composers and performers, from John Adams and Terry Riley to Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. Her Mixtape includes piano-driven music by Terry Riley, Nik Bartsch, Donnacha Dennehy, Thomas Adès, Chris Cerrone, Alva Noto and more.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The composer collective known as Experiments in Opera presents a Mixtape that ranges from the obscure to the icons of the American experimental tradition. Listen on Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
New York composer, vocalist and electronic-music artist Laurel Halo draws from traditions of drone music, Musique concrète and pop. Her Mixtape spans music by Robert Ashley, Vladimir Ussachevsky and Toru Takemitsu.
Monday, March 03, 2014
The French string quartet Quatuor Béla tackle the restless and kinetic chamber music of the legendary Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Stream the album all this week on Q2 Music.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sound, visual and installation artist Tristan Perich is fascinated with the sound of 1-bit electronics – low fidelity tones generated with the least possible amount of digital information. His Mixtape features music where "each piece is in dialogue with multiple others."
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pianist and new-music specialist Lisa Moore closes her Hammered! residency with a week of music exploring the thriving contemporary-music scene and pianists of her native Australia. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus, Ethan Iverson has performed with such legends as Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Pianist and Hammered! guest host Lisa Moore presents a slew of recent live keyboard recordings selected by the players themselves, including Ursula Oppens, Sarah Cahill, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and more. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has composed music for such classical ensembles as Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird. His Mixtape shares some of his formative influences, from minimalism to electronics.
Monday, February 10, 2014
This week on Hammered! pianist and guest host Lisa Moore explore a range of musical groups in which the piano finds itself. Tune in weekdays at 10 am for piano quintets, piano sextets and piano septets composed over the past century.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The music of Iceland composer and producer Jóhann Jóhannsson draws from a palette of ambient music, post-rock and orchestral music. His Mixtape includes visceral music from Mahler, Messiaen and Stockhausen.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble. She guest-hosts Hammered! for the month of February. Week One: the bleeding edge of experimental piano. Listen weekdays at 10 am.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Brooklyn-based trio Hospitality released their latest album "Trouble" on Tuesday. On Friday, they join youth ensemble Face the Music for this week's Ecstatic Music performance in the Greene Space. Drummer Nathan Michel offers a Mixtape that fittingly alternates music for man and machine. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.