For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave.
– Pink Floyd
The elements of sound are waves. Sound is caused by areas of high and low pressure propagating from the source. These differences in pressure ebb and flow through the air as a wave through water. This is one example of why air is considered a fluid. We measure these differences in pressure in wavelengths. The frequency of wavelengths indicates how high or low a sound will be.
Creating music, then, is simply interacting with waves. Listening to music is the act of allowing these waves take you wherever they may lead.
Musicians are surfers, and surfers musicians. They both love deeply the same damp nature of reality.