Hannis Brown is a composer and 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. He also works on the Q2 podcasts Meet the Composer and LPR Live, and does guest composing and sound design for podcasts around WNYC, including Note to Self, Death Sex and Money and the WNYC Newsroom.
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.
Hannis Brown appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
For this week's Mixtape, composer-vocalist Bora Yoon spins music of Steve Reich, Matmos, Tan Dun and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Berlin-based pianist and composer Hauschka uses prepared piano as a vehicle for layered, mesmerizing improvisation-colored pieces. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
San Francisco's Switchboard Music Festival brings together an eclectic mix of mostly local new-music makers for one day each April. The curators offer a sneak listen of what to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.