Sunday, May 31, 2009

Glenn Branca - Symphony no. 13 - Hallucination City

Glenn Branca is an avant-garde composer most famous of his noisy, droning symphonies for orchestras of electric guitars. 
In his orchestras among others played Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Page Hamilton (Helmet), Algis Kizys and Michael Gira (Swans). 
Branca's most recent work - Symphony no. 13 (Hallucination City) is written for 100 guitars. First performed in june 2001 in World Trade Center, conducted by Branca.

Glenn Branca - Symphony no. 13 - Hallucination City [2001]

1st movement [21:27]
2nd movement [17:04]
3rd movement [12:50]
4th movement [16:44]
total [1:08:05]


3 comments:

pan mietek said...

Gira grał u niego w orkiestrze??? że Moore i Ranaldo to wiadomo (jeszcze przed powstaniem Sonic Youth zresztą), ale on?

Azbest said...

W 83 brał udział w nagrywaniu 3 symfonii:
http://www.discogs.com/Glenn-Branca-Symphony-No3/release/442311.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what city this was performed in?