Glenn Branca

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Glenn Branca (October 6, 1948, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - d. May 13th, 2018) was an American composer who studied performing arts at Emerson College in Boston. After graduation, he formed two bands - Theoretical Girls in 1977 with Jeffrey Lohn, and later, The Static.

In the eighties, his compositions for the Glenn Branca Ensemble included the several symphonies for which he was best known. Branca's compositions centered around multiple guitars - four or more, heavily amplified - augmented by a rock-based rhythm section of drums and bass. In later works, the composer began adding other instruments, including mallet guitar, keyboards, and occasionally a second drummer. Branca's minimalist compositions frequently required unusual guitar tunings.
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Albums

99-001LP The Ascension — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca The Ascension (Album) 99 Records (2) 99-001LP US 1981 Sell This Version
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GPS 025 Who You Staring At? — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca / John Giorno Glenn Branca / John Giorno - Who You Staring At?(LP) Giorno Poetry Systems GPS 025 US 1982 Sell This Version
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TWI 151 Symphony No. 3 (Gloria) - Music For The First 127 Intervals Of The Harmonic Series — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony No. 3 (Gloria) - Music For The First 127 Intervals Of The Harmonic Series (Album) Neutral Records (3), Neutral Records (3) TWI 151 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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A125 Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) (Album) ROIR A125 US 1983 Sell This Version
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7 71426-1 Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs At The Gates Of Heaven) — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs At The Gates Of Heaven) (Album) Blast First, Restless Records 7 71426-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
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ALP05CS Symphony No. 2 (The Peak Of The Sacred) — Glenn Branca Branca* Featuring Z'ev Branca* Featuring Z'ev - Symphony No. 2 (The Peak Of The Sacred) (Album) Atavistic ALP05CS US 1992 Sell This Version
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TWI 960-2 The World Upside Down (A Ballet For Orchestra In 7 Movements) — Glenn Branca Branca* The World Upside Down (A Ballet For Orchestra In 7 Movements) (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 960-2 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
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ALP012CD Symphony Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries) — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries) (Album) Atavistic ALP012CD US 1994 Sell This Version
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ALP15CD Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes Of An Expanding Hypersphere) — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes Of An Expanding Hypersphere) (Album) Atavistic ALP15CD US 1995 Sell This Version
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446 505A Symphony No. 9 (L'Eve Future) — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Symphony No. 9 (L'Eve Future) (Album) Point Music 446 505A US 1995 Sell This Version
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ALP46CD Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses — Glenn Branca Branca* Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses(CD, Album) Atavistic ALP46CD US 2006 Sell This Version
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SN03CD Symphony No. 7 (For Orchestra): Live In Graz — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony No. 7 (For Orchestra): Live In Graz(CD, Album) Systems Neutralizers SN03CD US 2010 Sell This Version
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SN001 The Ascension: The Sequel — Glenn Branca Branca* The Ascension: The Sequel(CD, Album) Systems Neutralizers SN001 US 2010 Sell This Version
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none Ensemble - Live At Primavera Sound 2011 — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Ensemble - Live At Primavera Sound 2011(4xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Free Music Archive none US 2011
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none Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) For 100 Guitars — Glenn Branca Branca* Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) For 100 Guitars Atavistic none 2016 Sell This Version
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SN07, 07 The Third Ascension — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca The Third Ascension (Album) Systems Neutralizers, Systems Neutralizers SN07, 07 US 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

99-01 EP Lesson No. 1 — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Lesson No. 1 (EP, MiniAlbum) 99 Records (2) 99-01 EP US 1980 Sell This Version
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EP 17-878 Acoustic Phenomena — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Acoustic Phenomena(7", Single) Kunsthalle Bern EP 17-878 Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
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ST 02 Edmond — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Edmond(12") Schauspiel Staatstheater Stuttgart ST 02 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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SACD1048 Symphony No. 9 (L'eve Future) — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Symphony No. 9 (L'eve Future)(CD, Single, Promo) Point Music SACD1048 US 1995 Sell This Version
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Compilations

ALP43, ALP43CD Songs '77-'79 — Glenn Branca Branca* Songs '77-'79 (Comp) Atavistic, Atavistic ALP43, ALP43CD US 1995 Sell This Version
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ALP35CD Selections From The Symphonies (For Electric Guitars) — Glenn Branca Branca* Selections From The Symphonies (For Electric Guitars)(CD, Comp) Atavistic ALP35CD US 1997 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Empty Blue — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca And Tony Oursler Glenn Branca And Tony Oursler - Empty Blue DuMont none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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none Audio Zine #1 — Glenn Branca Glenn Branca Audio Zine #1(Cass, C60) Staaltape none 2013 Sell This Version