Inmo is about creating, enjoying and living in the now, In the Moment.
Inmo music is created live by powerful generative music, sound & fx engines.
Inmo music is generated by your device, for you, as you listen to it.
Generative Music uses a number of rules to generate music. Over the years we've built a range of generative music technologies and related ideation apps, starting in 1990 with SSEYO Koan then on to miniMIXA in 2004. These were followed by our "Tikltool" apps that include: Liptikl, Noatikl, Mixtikl, Partikl and then a tiklmusic player called Tiklbox.
Names are great as they give an easy label to something, but they can also limit how you think about them. "Generative" is a rather dry, technical term that can mean many things. It generally refers to a method or a system using chance, not AI, to create something, such as ambient, left-field music. Athough there is great artistry in constraining such a system, for a listener there is no "meaning" in what is created. And, "meaning" is something that has preoccupied our thinking for a while.
Our first step was to come up with a fresh new name that reflected on the nature of what was created rather than being focused on the nature of the system under-pinning it.
We settled on the term "inmo". Inmo stands for a number of things such as "in the moment", "input → music output", "intermorphic", "in motion" and many other things.
We found that using "inmo" as a term gave us a new found freedom to think again about "meaning" and how we might be able to somehow link that in to the output. So it was we decided to make user input, in the form of text, a deterministic seed for creating melodies that could be blended/wrapped with inmo music. This user content, as it is directly linked to the music created imbues the music, for a listener, with some meaning and context.
As it is personal and ideal for reflection, relaxation, thinking, mindfulness & quiet contemplation, we call the resulting music "reflective music".
You can make it with Wotja, an app that we will be extending a lot in 2017.