Glenn Branca

1948 - 2018

Glenn Branca

Glenn Branca (October 6, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was an American avant-garde composer and guitarist known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Branca has received more than 261,564 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 898th most popular composer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 260k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Glenn Branca ranks 898 out of 1,008Before him are Vano Muradeli, Brian Ferneyhough, Shlomo Mintz, Roger Sessions, Harrison Birtwistle, and Andrey Petrov. After him are Paul Whiteman, Maurice Greene, Kalevi Aho, Arturo Márquez, Ivor Novello, and Milton Babbitt.

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Among people born in 1948, Glenn Branca ranks 307Before him are Berry Berenson, Donald Fagen, Bobby Orr, Baldwin Spencer, Otto Waalkes, and Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. After him are Galina Prozumenshchikova, Susanna Kaysen, Armando Calderón Sol, JoBeth Williams, Leo Sayer, and Oliver Shanti. Among people deceased in 2018, Glenn Branca ranks 282Before him are Lindy Remigino, Alexander Zakharchenko, Valentina Rastvorova, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Patricia Morison, and Elias M. Stein. After him are Verne Troyer, Dave Holland, Lawrence Roberts, William Blum, Ferenc Kósa, and Evelyn Berezin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Glenn Branca ranks 5,574 out of 12,171Before him are Patricia Morison (1915), Aria Giovanni (1977), James Michael Harvey (1949), Samuel Garman (1843), Sonia Sotomayor (1954), and Barton MacLane (1902). After him are Golden State Killer (1945), Kate Mara (1983), Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914), Jim Steinman (1947), Gavin MacLeod (1931), and Pruitt Taylor Vince (1960).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Glenn Branca ranks 54Before him are Morton Gould (1913), Lee Konitz (1927), Walter Piston (1894), Conlon Nancarrow (1912), Carter Burwell (1954), and Roger Sessions (1896). After him are Paul Whiteman (1890), Milton Babbitt (1916), John Corigliano (1938), Michael Giacchino (1967), David Diamond (1915), and William Schuman (1910).