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 Glenn Branca - The Ascension album art Glenn Branca The Ascension (Album) 99 Records (2) 99-001LP US 1981 Sell This Version
GPS 025 Glenn Branca - Who You Staring At? album art Glenn Branca / John Giorno Glenn Branca / John Giorno - Who You Staring At?(LP) Giorno Poetry Systems GPS 025 US 1982 Sell This Version
TWI 151 Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 3 (Gloria) - Music For The First 127 Intervals Of The Harmonic Series album art 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
A125 Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) album art Glenn Branca Symphony No. 1 (Tonal Plexus) (Album) ROIR A125 US 1983 Sell This Version
7 71426-1 Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs At The Gates Of Heaven) album art Branca* Symphony No. 6 (Devil Choirs At The Gates Of Heaven) (Album) Blast First 7 71426-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
ALP05 Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 2 (The Peak Of The Sacred) album art Branca* Featuring Z'ev Branca* Featuring Z'ev - Symphony No. 2 (The Peak Of The Sacred) (Album) Atavistic ALP05 US 1992 Sell This Version
TWI 960-2 Glenn Branca - The World Upside Down album art Branca* The World Upside Down (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 960-2 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
BFFP106CD Glenn Branca - Symphony Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries) album art Branca* Symphony Nos. 8 & 10 (The Mysteries) (Album) Atavistic BFFP106CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
ALP15CD Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes Of An Expanding Hypersphere) album art Branca* Symphony No. 5 (Describing Planes Of An Expanding Hypersphere) (Album) Atavistic ALP15CD US 1995 Sell This Version
446 505A Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 9 (L'Eve Future) album art Glenn Branca Symphony No. 9 (L'Eve Future) (Album) Point Music 446 505A US 1995 Sell This Version
ALP46CD Glenn Branca - Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses album art Branca* Indeterminate Activity Of Resultant Masses(CD, Album) Atavistic ALP46CD US 2006 Sell This Version
SN03CD Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 7 (For Orchestra): Live In Graz album art Branca* Symphony No. 7 (For Orchestra): Live In Graz(CD, Album) Systems Neutralizers SN03CD US 2010 Sell This Version
SN001 Glenn Branca - The Ascension: The Sequel album art Branca* The Ascension: The Sequel(CD, Album) Systems Neutralizers SN001 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Glenn Branca - Ensemble - Live At Primavera Sound 2011 album art Glenn Branca Ensemble - Live At Primavera Sound 2011(4xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Free Music Archive none US 2011
none Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) For 100 Guitars album art Branca* Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) For 100 Guitars Atavistic none 2016 Sell This Version
SN07 Glenn Branca - The Third Ascension album art Glenn Branca The Third Ascension (Album) Systems Neutralizers SN07 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Compilations

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

Miscellaneous

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