I can't photograph while listening to music because the darkcloth would tangle with my headphones, and besides, it's distracting. I have no synaesthesia.
Music is very important to me (I listen to everything from black metal through a billion varieties of electronic music to progressive psychedelic rock through ambient drone music and a bit of classical), but it's pretty much a different experience from photography.. separate aspects of experience. The only thing really compatible with my state of mind while engaging in serious photography is probably ambient drone music, but again - the headphones tangle up
I do like music in the darkroom. Always end up putting on arcade fire for some reason.