Glenn Branca Biography
In the eighties his compositions for the Glenn Branca Ensemble included the several symphonies for which he is best known. Branca's compositions center 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 require unusual guitar tunings.