An attempt at zeroing in on the unanswered question: To experience together – to feel – to explore – to listen – to breathe – to live – to think Same direction without levelling On the emotional plain: to experience joy – to make the unbearable bearable – katharsis

"no doubt pleasant are the teares which Musicke weepes." (John Dowland)
The question remains: Why can positive emotions be experienced immeadietly in music, but negative emotions are changed?

What Is Music?