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:
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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The former LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to outfit the MTA’s subway turnstiles with consonant musical sounds, instead of dreary utilitarian beeps. We spoke with him about the idea.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
For this week's Mixtape, composer-vocalist Bora Yoon spins music of Steve Reich, Matmos, Tan Dun and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
For our final Ojai Festival spotlight, guest host Mark Morris presents performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen (arranged by Caroline Shaw), Gyorgy Ligeti and Morton Feldman.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
On this week's Ojai Festival spotlight, guest-host Mark Morris listens to new takes on Mahler and Mozart by jazz luminary Uri Caine and pianist-composer Timothy Andres.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week: American classics by Ives, Cowell and Harrison.
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.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week's show features music of John Cage and Lou Harrison.
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.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the annual festival's last three years.
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.
Monday, April 27, 2015
A new album of chamber music from composer Yotam Haber draws on themes of modernist sculpture, Italian Jewish Chant and the Baroque doctrine of the affections.
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.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The music of Tristan Perich has always been almost as much about physicality as about sound. A Meehan/Perkins recording of his "Parallels" showcases ecstatic endurance and nuance.
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.