You may be saying "WHO?!" but Ligeti was one of the most avante garde, intelligent composers of all time. I knew him for his work with Stanely Kubrick, especially that CREEPY music that came from the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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"How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001." - Stanley Kubrick
Boy, that takes way more effort than I think I want to do I've got to come up with an easy way to link these into iTunes or else I'm never going to actually do this. I'm already bored doing this and I'm at 7 entries. Ugh.