Enough of insiders pretending to be outsiders.
"There’s no question that in music, like politics, the bigger the audience gets the more the “message” has to be watered down. "
In this case the above watered down, rather third hand, message is published for that tiny audience that is the New York Times.
No Irony here. Nope. To be plain its hard to pretend to be the voice in the wilderness when that voice get constant major media play.
The really sad truth is that this "end of music" doesn't seem to include Mr. Branca himself.
Then again perhaps he never considered the connection.
Why is it when Cage hated his music, minimalism too for that matter, do folks (including Mr. Branca), keep trying to create tautologies that connect them?