What importance does live music have in society in comparison to recordings?

I think our memories nowadays are more connected to live DJ events in which we hear, smell, feel, taste, dance and interact with others. This is what keeps the community together, and we can always refresh our memories with digital streaming afterwards to keep the warmth and realness of the gigs and festivals that have passed.

Do you think that music has the ability to play with our emotions?

Yes, most definitely. Music can make us cry and it can make us laugh. Humans, animals, and possibly even plants are most definitely affected by music — whether this is cellular or not, you'd really need to ask a scientist. There were actually experiments looking at how music can even affect crystal formations in snowflakes. The findings are not really accepted by most scientists, but it is an interesting thought. The universe never explains why. ■