In the wake of dynamic changes in cultural perspective, obsolete ideas are abandoned.
At the forefront of such changes, understanding depends upon foresight; risks are taken, predictive analysis and experimentation are implemented, and clarity of reason yields possibilities.
Like any artist, the composer must weigh the known against the unknown, and act accordingly. To do less is to act foolishly in a realm fraught with unintended consequences and, ultimately, failure.
Nonetheless, to choose wisely is to illuminate, through vision as well as sound.