Reddit comments argue that for Dissonant Postmodern Music (abbreviated to DPM), enjoyment:
should mean 'appreciated, not necessarily enjoyed. If you feel a deep unease while listening and are quite aware of it, I'd say you are indeed appreciating it on at least the emotional level that Penderecki was trying to convey. I don't think dissonant postmodern music is, generally, trying to get you tapping your foot or humming along.'
'isn't meant to give you the same kind of serenity as Mozart or energized aggression of Ghostface Killah or imagination-grabbing as Miles Davis (all "enjoyment," though clearly distinct). They're instead meant to cause a more cerebral state, where you are jarred into thinking about why you find certain sounds unpleasant and what patterns emerge in your emotional reactions. That itself is enjoyable for many people.'
[ Source: ] Trying to train myself to like something does not feel right. It seems like I am subduing my natural reaction to what I am hearing and replacing it with an intellectual reaction which rather goes against the concept of "art" as I see it.
Even if hearing DPM as merry uplifting music is impracticable or unrealistic (as the above asserts), is it biologically possible for humans?