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Glenn Branca

1948 - 2018

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Glenn Branca (October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was an American avant-garde composer, guitarist, and creator of unique musical instruments. Known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series, he was a driving force behind the genres of no wave, totalism and noise rock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Branca has received more than 406,434 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Glenn Branca is the 1,120th most popular composer (down from 1,063rd in 2019), the 6,440th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,510th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Glenn Branca ranks 1,120 out of 1,216Before him are Artur Lemba, Vano Muradeli, François Sudre, Gunther Schuller, Mikhail Gnessin, and Kevin MacLeod. After him are Elliot Goldenthal, Antón García Abril, Hilding Rosenberg, Eino Tamberg, Robert Planquette, and Andrey Petrov.

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Among people born in 1948, Glenn Branca ranks 395Before him are Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Chris Mulkey, Lyudmila Karachkina, Zhou Xiaochuan, Luciano Re Cecconi, and Bud Cort. After him are Robert S. Langer, Leo Makkonen, Nana Jorjadze, Christopher Guest, Rainer Zobel, and Goodwill Zwelithini. Among people deceased in 2018, Glenn Branca ranks 289Before him are Clint Walker, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, Jon Hiseman, Soon-Tek Oh, D. J. Fontana, and Nancy Wilson. After him are Pat Torpey, Durward Knowles, Mrinal Sen, Oleg Anofriyev, Gianfranco Parolini, and Aureliano Bolognesi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Branca ranks 6,440 out of 18,182Before him are Ted DiBiase (1954), Robert Harron (1893), Johnny Mercer (1909), Joe Ranft (1960), Will Geer (1902), and Nancy Wilson (1937). After him are Norman Mineta (1931), Daniel Mann (1912), Story Musgrave (1935), Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Tera Patrick (1976), and Raymond J. Barry (1939).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Glenn Branca ranks 67Before him are Carter Burwell (1954), Conlon Nancarrow (1912), Ferde Grofé (1892), Pauline Oliveros (1932), Gunther Schuller (1925), and Kevin MacLeod (1972). After him are Elliot Goldenthal (1954), John Corigliano (1938), Leonard Rosenman (1924), Paul Whiteman (1890), Alan Hovhaness (1911), and Paul Williams (1940).