How does music work?

Spending all day trying to index all music in the world you tend to think about this sort of question.

A friend sent us this really interesting podcast from Radio Lab in which they are trying to discover the main ingredients of music and understand why it touches us so intimately.

So what exactly is music? My best guess it’s in the ear of the beholder and could either be described by exact mathematical formulas, a picture like the one below or a quote like this one “Music is what feelings sound like” by a unknown wise person.

What do you think? Why not leave a comment below with your thoughts?

Thanks Delorean for the recommendation and for being so generous with your music expertise.