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:
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.
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, January 14, 2015
The Juilliard School's AXIOM Ensemble's 2014-2015 season began with an instant classic of American modernism and closed with a masterwork of the European avant-garde.
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.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The music of Mira Calix marries contemporary classical music with modern electronics and field recordings. Hear her Mixtape of British contemporary music (and one Fin) Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen released their second album last month. Hear their Mixtape, ranging from Ligeti to an Ethiopian nun-pianist, Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
South African composer Philip Miller is best known for his collaborations with the experimental animator William Kentridge. Hear his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Today, Q2 Music presents its annual scarathon of vertigo-inducing tone clusters and heart-pumping slasher film suites.
Monday, October 20, 2014
With "Surface Image," composer Tristan Perich has created his most emotionally affective work to date, balancing 1-bit electronics with large-scale form and virtuosic human performance.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Gabriel Prokofiev is a London-based composer, producer, DJ and founder of the Nonclassical record label. His Mixtape explores the boundary between electronic and acoustic music.