Hannis Brown

Composer and Music Producer

Hannis Brown appears in the following:

wild Up's Christopher Rountree

Monday, June 26, 2017

Christopher Rountree joins Jennifer Koh to discuss channeling non-musical intuition in a virtuosic way in his Shared Madness composition “because I left it there.”

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Harbison

Friday, June 23, 2017

John Harbison is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and pianist. He joins Jennifer Koh to discuss the tenuous relationship between classical and pop music in his Shared Madness piece.

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Composer and Former MATA Director James Matheson

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Matheson joins Jennifer Koh to discuss the performer’s search for virtuosity within subtlety, the power dynamic between composer and performer, and the vulnerability of a solo performer.

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Composer-Vocalist Lisa Bielawa

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lisa Bielawa is a composer-vocalist who draws inspiration from literature and her artistic collaborations. She joins Jennifer Koh to discuss her Shared Madness piece, "Vireo Caprice."

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Orchestral Specialist Sean Shepherd

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Shepherd joins Jennifer Koh to discuss the violin’s history as a tool for performance, and the challenges of both composing and performing music for a solo instrument. 

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Invisible Cities' Christopher Cerrone

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cerrone joins Jennifer Koh to discuss loss of bow-hairs in performance and the composer’s exploration of techniques and gesutres found in the violin’s historical repertoire.

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American Composers Orchestra's Derek Bermel

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bermel joins Jennifer Koh to discuss musical interpretation of vocal phrases and of the dichotomy between question and answer, and the idea of separating speech from meaning.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra's Eric Nathan

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nathan joins Jennifer Koh to discuss an excerpt from an E. E. Cummings poem and his interest in “complete abandon” in performance.

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Composer-Pianist Timo Andres

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Composer-pianist Timo Andres is one of the more consistently-rising stars of New York's burgeoning new classical scene. He and Jennifer Koh discuss his "Winding Stair."

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Multimedia Composer Zosha Di Castri

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Zosha Di Castri is a composer-pianist currently on faculty at Columbia University. She joins Jennifer Koh to discuss sample-based composition in her Shared Madness piece.

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Modern-Day Troubadour Gabriel Kahane

Monday, June 12, 2017

Gabriel Kahane is a composer who draws eclectically from opera, "pop" and concert music. He joins Jennifer Koh to discuss his Shared Madness piece 'the single art form is dead.'

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'Breaking the Waves' Composer Missy Mazzoli

Friday, June 09, 2017

Missy Mazzoli is among the most visible composers of her generation. She joins Jennifer Koh to discuss the concept of virtuosity and the film that inspired her "Kinski Paganini."

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Listen: Anthony Cheung Talks Alternate Tunings on 'Shared Madness'

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Composer Anthony Cheung uses multiple voices and an alternate tuning of the strings for his work "Characters Studies" for violinist Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness series. Listen now.

Peter Sellars on Tyshawn Sorey's 'Josephine Baker' at Ojai Music Festival

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.

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Listen: Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Samuel Carl Adams on 'Shared Madness'

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The son of celebrated composer John Adams, Samuel Carl Adams has rapidly come into his own as a composer and conductor, writing for Spektral Quartet and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Peter Sellars Hosts Music of Kaija Saariaho from Ojai Music Festival

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.

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Watch: Sigur Rós Performs Live with the L.A. Philharmonic

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.

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Peter Sellars Shares Music of Leila Adu, Caroline Shaw and Du Yun

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.

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Listen: The National's Bryce Dessner on Cells and Kinetic Energy

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Bryce Dessner is a composer and collaborator on the upcoming album "Planetarium" with Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens. He joins Jennifer Koh to talk about his Shared Madness piece, "Gift."

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Listen: Violinist Jennifer Koh and Matthew Aucoin Talk 21st-Century Virtuosity

Monday, June 05, 2017

Composer-conductor Matthew Aucoin joins violinist Jennifer Koh to talk about finding resolution in dissonance in this first episode of Koh's 30-part web series, Shared Madness.

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