I’m Hannis Brown, a composer who has written extensively for films and multimedia projects, the concert hall and for multiple layers of myself. Recent commissions and honors include a 2015 Peabody Award for work on the podcast Meet the Composer, music for ETHEL string quartet, scores for WNYC podcasts Death, Sex & Money and Note to Self, Colorado Symphony orchestrations for Olga Bell of the Dirty Projectors and music for the Holiday Windows of Barneys New York. My third full-length album is in production.
A new, chillingly-relevant and hopefully empowering series from WNYC's Note to Self is live now. I'm honored to be the adopted composer for The Privacy Paradox - listen to the launch episode below and the five challenges featuring insights from data journalists, philosophers, the inventor of the worldwide web, and more on how to minimize - or at least control - your digital fingerprint.
The great podcast Note to Self invited me to sonically interpret data tables for their Dear Data episode.