...Dissonance was, perversely, embraced by the corruption of modernity as an ideal in its own right - even when there was no independence of voices, but block chords. So, the individual is symbolically denied independence and agency - but in-effect forced to participate in dissonance.
The future? - well perhaps it can musically
be gestured-at by independence of voices - counterpoint - simultaneous
with harmony; each person's agency symbolically combining with each
other's in an overall harmony...
Illustrated with musical examples: