On the other hand, I have no idea what Curran is getting at in his program notes for the piece that mention Callas, Stone, Xenakis, Billie, Carl Stallings etc. And composer César Alvarez has this NY Times quote of Curran:
Contemporary humans have become pathological music junkies reduced to searching obsessively for the ultimate 'Ode to Joy' cell-phone ring.
last.fm doesn't have a clip of Endangered Species but it does have an "artists like Alvin Curran station" including John Chowning, Maryanne Amacher, Richard Maxfield, and Luc Ferrari. And is Alvarez right that "music is free now?"