> > pattern with cognition. But even if we consider cognition as a point of
This is all about psychoacoustics. What is pleasing/musical to me may not be
to you and vice-versa.
> vibration in a piece of machinery is one thing, but rarely does a
This is taking an example out of context and as such does not have much
bearing on the original argument.
> There is a fundamental difference between listening to something and
Well, if you need a blatant example, how about recording the noise of
machinery and then manipulating it in one of the 1500+ audio applications
Linux scene has to offer?
> There is a pretty well-developed science behind how people recognize
Yes, and it is called psychoacoustics. I teach this to my students every
> What is traditionally referred to as "music" didn't exist by accident;
Why "traditionally referred to"? Music has been always referred to this way
and will always continue to be referred as such. This is why our modern
times music is different from that written 150 years ago. Industrial
revolution changed our perception of music and sound, while political,
social, and cultural turmoils of the ensuing globalization have destroyed
whatever little idealism was left during the Romantic era.