I wrote a song to represent bubbles for a Creative Challenge the other day and someone challenged me to write one to represent coffee percolating, which I did.
It got me to thinking. Is there a name for this type of music? I did some Internet searches and the best I could find was "Musical Representation of Task-level Actions." I think there should be a shorter name for this style of music. It should have its own genre name.
The idea is that music can be written to give a listener a mental image of action that is occurring. In "Bubbles," I tried to give the listener a mental image of bubbles being blown and bursting. In "Coffee Percolating," well, the name pretty well describes that.
Is there a name for this style of music of which I am unaware? Musical representation? Action music? How would it be classified?