Glenn Branca

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You had to move to New York, because there was no audience for that kind of work. And in New York, the audience just came out of the woodwork

Glenn Branca, thequietus.com, 24 April 2013

Glenn Branca is an American avant-garde composer and guitarist known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. In 2008 he was awarded an unrestricted grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Branca helped pollinate the downtown New York scene in the 1980s and ’90s and infused experimental rock with minimalist ideas. While he earned his reputation with a series of high-volume, microtonal works for multiple electric guitars, his oeuvre also includes works for traditional orchestral forces.