Okay, I know that atonality is pretty big nowadays with composers. I just don't really get it. I don't exactly enjoy listening to total chromaticism, and I don't think that the common listen/concert-attendee does, either. I understand that we compose music to express ourselves, but if no one listens to it, why should we do it? It seems like this is a reason as to why most concerts are of 19th century music. I just don't really understand why one chooses to compose atonally when one can simply compose tonally. Can anyone shed some light on this? I'm sort of confused about it.