1. (v) To reflect deeply on a subject; to consider something carefully and at length
  2. (n) The source of an artist's inspiration
  3. (n) In ancient Greek mythology, any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
  4. (n) A gap or hole in a hedge, fence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass (from 'muset')

OpenMuse was an effort to encourage the continuing evolution of tools for making music with computers — tools for composition, performance, sound design, audio production; tools for organizing sonic materials however you like.

It was founded by Jim Wright in 2003. Unfortunately, family and work obligations prevented the dream from being realized.

This website now exists as a collection of materials related to MIDI transport-level protocols, and as a record of work that Jim did as a member of the IBM Computer Music Center.

For website terms of use, software licensing (if there is ever software to license) and legal FAQs, please see our Legal Stuff page.