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.
The music of Daniel Lopatin – aka Oneohtrix Point Never – is at once futuristic and in constant conversation with the past. His Mixtape collides Renaissance master Orlando Gibbons with contemporary experimentalist Paul Lansky. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
On the heels of last month's Symphony Space performance celebrating the 80th birthday of Krzysztof Penderecki, the legendary Polish composer joins Phil Kline in the studio. Listen Friday at 12 pm.
The music of composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir paints textured sonic pictures as hazy and mystical as the as the landscape of her native Iceland. Listen to her Mixtape.
Marvin Lin is the editor-in-chief of the webzine Tiny Mix Tapes. His Mixtape tours the history of electronic music, from Duchamp to Matmos. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.
Composer Judd Greenstein is a ubiquitous presence in New York's contemporary music scene. He's a co-founder of New Amsterdam Records and curator of the annual Ecstatic Music Festival and is featured on Saturday's 21cLiederabend festival at BAM. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Each Wednesday for eight weeks, New Amsterdam features a new remix of Caroline Shaw's Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita. The remixes will appear exclusively on Q2 Music. This week's featured artist is vocalist-producer Olga Bell, a member of Dirty Projectors and the dance duo Nothankyou.
The new album from the duo itsnotyouitsme intertwines blustery images of the outside world with music heard from the inside – the music of heartbeats and breath. Stream it in full all this week.
Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has collaborated with everyone from Britten Sinfonia to the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Sigur Rós. Hear his Mixtape, which includes selections by Ligeti, Kurtag, Lutoslawski and George Crumb, today at 3 pm.
Today, Q2 Music celebrates new music's favorite holiday, Halloween, with its first 24-hour scarathon of hair-raising microtones, densely clustered choruses and heart-pumping slasher film suites.
Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason's new album of orchestral music reacts to the art of two abstract expressionist painters with otherworldly soundscapes that draw freely on the sounds of the past and present. Stream it all this week.
“neither Anvil nor Pulley,” the new record from omnivorous new-music quartet So Percussion and composer Dan Trueman, explores the relationship between man and machine in the digital age. The result is one of So Percussion's most accessible and powerful efforts to date.
"On the Nature of Electricity & Acoustics" offers a compelling glimpse into two strands of modern Irish music. Stream the full compilation this week.
Curated by Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of The National, last weekend's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry included performers from the new-music community alongside bona fide art-rock stars like TV on the Radio. Listen to interview clips from the festival.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry returns to BAM this weekend with three concerts representing Brooklyn's ever-warming hotbed of new music. Sample featured music from the festival with highlights from the Q2 Music archive.
For the second episode of our new video series Q2 Spaces, we visit the Greenwich Village home of electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick and the vocalist Joan La Barbara.
On "Corollaries," composers Lubomyr Melnyk and Peter Broderick give an updated take on the "continuous music" style of performance that Melnyk pioneered in the late 1970s and '80s. Stream it all this week.
Dan Deacon's Baltimore studio was one of our first stops for Q2 Spaces, a new video series that explores the spaces where composers, singers and instrumentalists live and create their work.
On their new recording of Jennifer Higdon’s music, New York’s Lark Quartet brings together the varying definitions of exalted into a seamless whole. Stream the complete album.
The newest video by New York new-music ensemble Build highlights what the band is all about: hypnotic repetitions, stripped-down chord progressions and a driving back-beat. Watch the premiere of Ride.
"New Music Show" features the talents of five British-based composers with backgrounds as disparate as the London club scene, noise rock and installation art as well as so-called classical music.