The other day, I was talking to my composition professor and we had an interesting and eye opening conversation. This was about how a lot of people, when hearing a piece for the first time try to conform the piece to something that it reminds them of. A lot of the time, people will say something along the lines of, "oh, that sounds like it could be in Lord of the Rings." I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but it seems that people do this almost all of the time. It's also normal for people to try to provoke some sort of image from a piece, connecting it to something relatable, such as a sunset or a nocturne It's possible, but difficult, to listen to a piece without making some sort of relation to an image. I immediately tried to think of a piece where I haven't related it in such a way. What do you guys think?