Pushing the Limit
I’ve been an electronic musician from an early age. Experience in the Demoscene led to a certain approach, and I got deep into music production. Then came a vision of a platform, a way of recording and reproducing music, unlike anything in existence. I conceived of an entirely new medium for ambient music.
My first attempts to hack it together fell short of what turned out to be a monstrously complex technical ask. I released an album titled “Live in Boulder” under the moniker X.J. Ontic, to capture the peak of the sound I had put together at the time. This album is at least fun and listenable.
Over a decade later, the concept of an entirely new medium for ambient music burns brighter than ever in my mind. With everything I had learned in years of professional experience, I set about building a prototype. I release an album titled “Pots & Pans #1,” that is frankly quite boring, perhaps only amusing to a machine. Yet, in order to create that album, a mathematical system is devised, and prototype software developed.
The Long Haul
It works— well enough to convince some of the most talented people I know to help bring it to life. The patent is pending. The project brings together a group of people with diverse skills including mathematics, musical composition, performance, and law.
Thousands of hours of labor have made XJ Music™ a reality. On a platform built at enterprise strength, our AI is generating continuous musical audio based on input source partial audio and compositions.
The journey to commercial viability is still long ahead. Composers and performers iterate our first demo music. Computer scientists derive features from requests made by artists of the instrument. Partners through our exclusive solutions agency warm up leads to do research and development in many verticals.
XJ Music™ is my ongoing life passion, and perhaps eventually my day job. But for now, I’m just happy it’s not a start-up :)