To everyone that hates this piece:
1) That's your opinion, if everyone liked the same music that'd be pretty boring.
2) This is modern (contemporary), it takes time to getting used to if you don't listen to any other contemporary composer. Maybe listen to a few other composers.
3) Raymond said himself the piece is not meant to be just "entertainment". Like poetry on the leaving cert course, don't take it for its face value.
P.S imagine how Beethoven's 9th symphony was taken by the public with that crazy D minor chord in the last movement. Now its regarded as one of the best pieces ever written, its Ode to Joy if you don't listen to Beethoven.