The Third Ascension

In February of 2016, Glenn Branca was welcomed back to The Kitchen after more than twenty years for the premiere of The Third Ascension, a new work for guitar, bass, and drums conducted by Branca. This piece was the latest development of Branca’s influential 1981 work The Ascension, in which he experimented with resonances generated by alternate tunings for multiple electric guitars. Reworked from a recent iteration as part of the Bang on a Can marathon, this performance featured Reg Bloor and Arad Evans on guitar and Owen Weaver on drums. These shows were also recorded live for a subsequent album release.

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The Village Voice Press [PDF]
Pitchfork Press [PDF]
Brooklyn Rail Press [PDF]
Program [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
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