Posted in music | tour dates on November 17, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Glenn Branca @ LPR in June (more by Lori Baily)
Glenn Branca

Tickets are still on sale for the two performances of Glenn Branca's new piece-Symphony No. 15 "Running Through the World Like an Open Razor" (music for strange orchestra)-happening at (Le) Poisson Rouge this weekend (on Sat, Nov 20th and Sun, Nov 21st). For the performance, Branca will be working with a 13-member ensemble armed with more than 100 instruments that'll include, according to a recent Observer piece, "guitar, bass, sitar, saxophone, shruti boxes, long-string guitar, harmonic guitar, cowbell, flute, zither, vibraphone, gong, concert bass drum, sarangi [and] panpipes."

As you might imagine, the live spectacle should be pretty engaging, though if you can't make it Branca recently launched a Kickstarter project that also has promise - it's to fund a live recording from LPR of the new piece cut onto 180-gram vinyl. You get a copy of the double-LP with a donation of $35, with other options available too. Check out a video about the project with the maestro below...

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Comments (6)

I like him so much! But I had never the chance to see him. And i think I won't...

Posted by thierry | November 17, 2010 10:18 AM

Damn, what's the scale length of that guitar? 50 inches? The tension on the strings must be a killer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 12:45 PM

now that is a f'n guitar

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 1:47 PM

That guitar is the wildest thing ever.

Posted by 2010 Tax | November 17, 2010 11:02 PM

Looks like Kickstarter won't be coming through. 47 hours to go, $16,000 needed, only $1,566 raised.

Posted by Freepster | December 15, 2010 4:10 PM

This had nothing to do with me. The club was trying to raise the money and I'm happy that they didn't since the recording they made was terrible.

Posted by glenn branca | March 12, 2013 6:29 PM

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