Le Poisson Rouge & Glenn Branca Launch Kickstarter Project

Glenn Branca & LPR Launch Kickstarter Project
to Record and Release the World Premiere of Symphony No. 15
“Running Through the World Like an Open Razor”

Recording to be Released on Limited Edition, Numbered Double Disc Vinyl.

Glenn Branca will be performing the world premiere of his new work, Symphony No. 15 “Running Through the World Like an Open Razor” (music for strange orchestra) at Le Poisson Rouge on November 20th and 21st. On November 10th LPR and Glenn Branca launched a Kickstarter project to record and release these special performances on limited edition vinyl. The double vinyl release will be individually numbered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl with custom artwork by an artist TBA.

There are a variety of support options that include autographed vinyl, screen-printed concert posters, and composer-signed copies of the score for Symphony No. 15. The legendary composer and punk/noise/no wave icon will be adding a special, and soon too be rare, recording to his growing and difficult body of work spanning from no wave rockers Theoretical Girls through early guitar symphonies like The Ascension into his more symphonic works of recent years.

Symphony No. 15 will be a unique composition in the canon of Branca’s work. The piece will feature 12 musicians performing on over 100 instruments through seven movement and an interlude that riff on his past noise performances and the work of prominent composers like John Cage. There are few living composers who span such a wide spectrum of music, yet remain edgy and difficult to define as Glenn Branca has done throughout his career.

To thank some of Branca’s most fervent supporters Le Poisson Rouge is offering free tickets to the Sunday performance of the new symphony to the first ten supporters at the $60+ levels.

This one-of-a-kind recording will be a collector’s item in no time at all. Quantities will be limited.

More information and a video about the project can be found here.

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