HANNIS BROWN

Composer, Guitarist

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Hannis Brown's music — including two full-length weirdo-rock records and dozens of film and commercial scores — has premiered at The Academy of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn Academy of Music, WNYC’s Greene Space and at a growing number of international film festivals as well as on MTV, VH1, ABC and Italy’s Sky Italia. Recent performances include the Pop Montreal 2011 Festival where Brown opened for seminal post-punkers The Raincoats, a recent tour of Poland and an opening slot for the Kronos Quartet. He holds an M.A. in Composition from New York University.

In 2013, Brown was a featured performer in David Lang’s “Young Voices” series at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, performed music of San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone for New York City Ballet at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Other recent commissions include music for ETHEL string quartet, Colorado Symphony orchestrations for Olga Bell of the Dirty Projectors and music for Hotel Elefant, for which he plays 6 and 12-string electric guitar.

Brown also works extensively in scoring and sound design for radio: producing New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music, where he scripts and scores strange and arty interstitials, edit and package live performances, and oversees all of the station's daily programming and special features. Q2's Meet the Composer podcast - which he helps produce - is the winner of a 2015 Peabody Award.  He also contributes original scoring to WNYC podcasts including Death, Sex & Money and Note to Self.