Today I decided to listen to some pieces I hadn't listened to in a long time, and there he was, in the bottom of huge pile of CDs and scores, Ligeti. Right now I'm listening to his Chamber concerto for 13 instrumentalists and I realize: I like him even more than before.
I don't usually go for avant-gardish compositions emotionally, but I do enjoy them a little intellectuallly if that makes any sense. Nevertheless I find his Requiem for mezzo soprano, etc, etc. to be one the most intense emotional experiences I can imagine.
I too like Lontano which I believe was used in a Kubrick film as well. I forget which.