Structured and Non Structured music?
My friend @McD is regularly chiding me to present more structured music. Clearly structured material is more acceptable in our culture and there are also ears for non structured music.
I am not asking which you might like better, but rather what is it about being able to predict what is coming musically (with smaller surprises) that makes it generally more appealing than music arising from a different concept or state of mind?
I use “non structured” as opposed to “unstructured” because, for me, “non structured” means something not structured in the usual sense, as differentiated from “unstructured” meaning without structure or chaotic. This is my own, made up, distinction.
Why is structured music so fulfilling and what is it about linear development that makes it appealing to some but frustrating/unfollowable/uninteresting to many?