Reflective Music, your music, is so called as your words are seeds that melodies can grow from and which imbue it with your meaning.
Reflective Music is created with Wotja
Descriptors: Reflective, peaceable, beautiful, ambient, calming, relaxing, cleansing, personal, creative, interesting, left-field, fun, easy, shareable
Brewed By You
Ideal for relaxation, thinking, mindfulness & quiet contemplation.
Infused With Meaning
Your words are seeds that melodies can grow from; it's your music.
The Perfect Blend
Beautiful "inmo" generative music completes your music mixture.
Personal artistic creative expression is to be shared - its peaceable music!
Having developed generative music technologies since 1990, we (Intermorphic) had known for a while that generative music played against an image seemed to elicit a deeper reflection on the image, unlocking thoughts and memories. So, in 2010 we both coined the term "Reflective Music" as a descriptor for the effect the output of a generative music system can have, and secured the http://reflectivemusic.com domain.
We were not quite there yet; a piece of the puzzle was still missing. For "system generated music" to be truly reflective we needed to find a way it could in some way be directly linked to or derived from something of meaning. That was a conundrum, as "generative music" or "inmo music" has randomness at its core!
What turned the corner for us was when in 2013 we realised we could turn text into seed patterns, something we call TTM (Text to Music). Words carry meaning, can be included in a piece, and (with some extra developments we needed to do) could be used by our generative music engine as input from which to generate seed patterns. The generated music thus has a link to a meaning that can be reflected upon for truly reflective music!
It all works nicely because our generative music engine can weave a live generative background around these patterns, and, if required, even "wash them away" over time. And, of course, a wotja file also allows inclusion of a background image as that can provide further stimulation for reflection on the meaning of the text in the wotja. Yes, Reflective Music; we were ready.
With this final piece of the puzzle in place, in 2013 we set about developing the Wotja Reflective (Generative) Music System. We publically released Wotja V1 in 2014, followed by Wotja 2 in early 2015 and Wotja 3 in late 2015. You can expect a lot more from Wotja V4 coming Jan 2017. We've been working on it for a good while now and, with the likes of multiple TTM voices, it is finally going to start being as powerful as we had first envisaged way back when we started. That said, as there are just two of us, it will still take us a further couple years to round out some of the ideas from back then, too!
P.S. We sometimes also refer to this whole area of activity as Personal artistic creative expression, i.e. "Peaceable Music".