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Glenn Branca (born October 6, 1948 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an avant-garde composer and guitarist.
Branca studied theater at Emerson College in Boston in the early 1970s. While there, he began experimenting with sound as the founder of an experimental theater group called Bastard Theater. He moved to New York in 1976. His first encounter with the NYC music scene was with the N.DoDo Band whom he observed many times at their rehearsal space- Phil Demise’s Gegenschein Vaudeville Placenter. This is where he first met Jeffrey Lohn who was playing electric violin with the N. Dodo Band. He then formed two bands in the late 1970s, first Theoretical Girls (in 1977 with composer/guitarist Jeffrey Lohn) and later The Static. He also performed in Rhys Chatham & His Guitar Trio All-Stars in 1977, an experience that was very important in the development of his compositional voice (Branca 1979).
In the early 1980s, he composed several medium-length compositions for electric guitar ensembles, including The Ascension (1981) and Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses (1981). He soon thereafter began composing symphonies for orchestras of electric guitars and percussion, which blended droning industrial cacophony and microtonality with quasi-mysticism and advanced mathema...
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Top 10 Glenn Branca Songs
Lesson No. 2
Structure
The Spectacular Commodity
Lesson No. 1
Light Field (In Consonance)
The Ascension
Lesson No. 1 For Electric Guitar
Lesson No.2
Lightfield (In Consonance)
My Relationship
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The Ascension
Songs '77-'79
New York Noise
Lesson No. 1
Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere)
Symphony No. 3 (Gloria)
Symphony No. 2 (The Peak of the Sacred)
Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus)
Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs At The Gates Of Heaven)
Selections from the Symphonies
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