Glenn Branca

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Birthday
6, 1948
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 13, 2018 (69)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1948
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 13, 2018 (69)

About

Avant-garde composer and guitarist who released the album "Symphony No. 7" in 2011. He was awarded an unrestricted grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2008. He was known for his unique approach to volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series.

Before Fame

He was fascinated by sound as a child and made several tape sound-art collage pieces while he was young. He studied theater at Boston's Emerson College during the early 1970s. His first album was "Lesson No. 1" and was released in 1980.

Trivia

He helped write and produce the musical play "Anthropophagoi," starring John Keiser.

Family Life

He often performed guitar duets with his wife Reg Bloor.

Associated With

He formed experimental bands during the 1970s and 1980s with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.