Music Your Brain Can’t Make Sense Of (Part 8 of A Wild Theory About The Future of Classical Music)

A series of posts dedicated to understanding why people like (or dislike) certain types of music and how that could help us shape the future of the classical music world. So over the last few posts, we’ve been talking about the three Ps that impact our musical taste: Purpose – why am I listening to this Read More …

Are There Things That Subconsciously Make Us Like (or Dislike) Music? (Part 7 of A Wild Theory About the Future of Classical Music)

In my last post, I introduced the concept of Personal Connection as being one of the factors that crops up a lot as a reason why we like certain music and not others. Now, in some senses, this is obvious. I had a good email exchange with Greg Sandow about this topic, where he pointed Read More …

Personal Connection and The Music We Like (Part 6 of A Wild Theory About the Future of Classical Music)

A series of posts dedicated to understanding why people like (or dislike) certain types of music and how that could help us shape the future of the classical music world.  In this post, I’m looking at the 2nd P in my 3P model of Musical Taste: Personal Connection.     What do I mean by Personal Read More …

Multi-Purpose Music (Part 5 of A Wild Theory About the Future of Classical Music)

In my last post in this series, I was talking about the first P in my three Ps of Musical Taste: Purpose. We have certain purposes for listening to music and music that lends itself to those purposes is music we like. I talked about the idea of a mismatch of purposes that might occur in Read More …