Cancer claims an influential New York avantgardist, 69main
Tributes are flooding in for the composer and guitarist Glenn Branca, who has died of throat cancer.
His death was announced on Twitter by his wife, Reg Bloor:
— Reg Bloor (@RegBloor) May 14, 2018
Branca wrote 16 symphonies for unorthodox combinations of instruments, some of which he built himself for the purpose. His influence extended across many genres, from punk to minimalism.