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Glenn Branca: punk composer who turned minimalism maximal

Branca, who has died aged 69, turned guitars into permanently climaxing choirs of noise – and blew apart the world of minimalist compositionThe experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca died on Sunday at age 69, leaving a weighty and singular legacy. Branca helped define New York cool. Even among the many underground artists, musicians and misfits who populated downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 80s, he stood out as one of the weirdest. His music – with its stark sheets of minimalism and overwhelming guitar-oriented symphonies – filtered into rock...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 15 May