News reports say that Karlheinz Stockhausen died a couple of days ago.
Though I have a few Stockhausen CDs, I'll admit he was one of those difficult artists I always felt I should make a better effort to grasp, but never quite got around to loving or truly appreciating his work. I remember him being name-dropped in some strange novel I read in college, and reading his name mentioned frequently in The Wire as an influence to various and sundry artists, and figuring this was somebody I needed to investigate.
Any thoughts on Stockhausen? Did anybody get around to gaining some better appreciation of his work than I was able to do?