Glenn Branca

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Glenn Branca
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Glenn Branca performing at Hallwalls in the 1980s
Background information
Born(1948-10-06)October 6, 1948
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 2018(2018-05-13) (aged 69)
GenresModern classical, avant-garde, no wave, experimental, noise, minimalism, totalism
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, luthier
InstrumentsGuitar, prepared guitar
Years active1967–2018
Labels99, Neutral
WebsiteOfficial website

Glenn Branca (October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was an American avant-garde composer and guitarist. He was known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. Branca received a 2009 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Early members of his group included Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Phil Kline of The Del-Byzanteens, and several members of Swans including Michael Gira, Dan Braun, and Algis Kizys.[1]

On May 13, 2018, Branca died from throat cancer at the age of 69.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Masters, pp. 114–118
  2. "Reg Bloor".

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