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:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The composer, songwriter and cellist Arthur Russell would have celebrated his 66th birthday this week. His influence reached everyone from Philip Glass to Allen Ginsberg to David Byrne.
Monday, May 15, 2017
It was composer pitted against composer: MTC unravels one of the most brutal fights in classical music's history.
Monday, May 01, 2017
Watch Brooklyn trio Bearthoven perform music of Anthony Vine in an haunting new video directed by Katy Gilmore.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
On the heels of their performance at the LA Phil's Reykjavík Festival, we invited Icelandic quartet Nordic Affect in for an intimate in-studio performance.
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra's "Recurrence" brings together five fast-rising, particularly imaginative composers taken with misty explorations of texture and glacial movement.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Meet the Composer and Alarm Will Sound unravel John Adams' two insanely difficult chamber symphonies.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the "Sonic Meditations" of composer Pauline Oliveros.
Monday, March 06, 2017
We're kicking off Season Three of Meet the Composer with a look beyond the composer to the performer, that unusual intermediary between the artist and the audience.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Jaga Jazzist is a Norwegian ensemble that draws inspiration from jazz, vintage funk and Krautrock. We join the members backstage at Le Poisson Rouge for an interview and performance.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Bruce Brubaker and Francesco Tristano, two virtuoso pianists from very different musical backgrounds, take the music of Philip Glass in an entirely new direction.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
GABI is a composer and vocalist who brings together elements of classical music, electronica and the expressive vulnerability of the human voice.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
For composer Daniel Wohl, the distinction between a physical performer and an electronic sound is inconsequential. For this episode of LPR Live, we take in excerpts from "Holographic."
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Composer Andrew Norman's orchestral "Play" is this year's recipient for the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Join us in listening to the entire piece today at 12 pm.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Eartheater is the solo project of singer, songwriter and guitarist Alexandra Drewchin, a conceptually-driven artist who makes music that exists in a strange universe all its own.
Monday, November 14, 2016
On "Dance Music," San Francisco's hard-rocking guitar/drum duo The Living Earth Show show once again that they're not afraid to take virtuosity and irreverence to refreshing extremes.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Port St. Willow, the project of Brooklyn-based Nicholas Principe, performed its second improvisational, atmospheric album "Syncope" at Le Poisson Rouge on November 17, 2015.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
For this episode of LPR Live, we join the ambitious Ensemble LPR for a performance of music by composer Andrew Norman that draws its inspiration from a high octane racing-car video game.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
New School-formed Bing & Ruth brings their ambient electronic music and contemporary-classical minimalism to this episode of LPR Live, with two tracks from 2010's "City Lake."
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her new album "The Ridge" melds elements of classical, folk and pop.