Our core product is a collaborative media annotation system, Music Circle. You can upload, annotate and share time based media such as audio and video. You can use it as a standalone platform or we can integrate it with your virtual learning environment.
Caroline Welsh, Music Junction, workshop leader, London Chamber Orchestra:
We could straightaway see that the Music Circle project was a good fit for our outreach programme, Music Junction at the London Chamber Orchestra.
A Goldsmiths music student discussion MusicCircle:
I found that the most valuable part of this activity was connecting with other musicians on a more critical level. We were no longer just listening and enjoying, we were giving advise and tips on how to better each other as musicians.
Dr Chris Kiefer, Lecturer In Digital Humanities (Music), University of Sussex: MusicCircle gives us an ideal environment for our electronic music students to share and give feedback on each others work.
Ed Jones, explaining why he chose to use Music Circle in his Jazz Performance in Context mpdule:
I firmly believed that Music Circle would not only be an effective way of documenting the information disseminated during the sessions and act as a reference space for this, but also a tool by which the students could develop perceptions of their own artistic process in a multitude of ways.
From the commissioning artist for the Wellcome Trust funded insstallation, Chorus:
Can i just say a thank you for building such a robust and reliable system for chorus. I am impressed, and obviously very pleased that it's running with very few faults. The ability to monitor remotely obviously fantastic too.
Museifi's media storage technology is being used to build a new online Museum, the Museum of Sound, in collaboration with Matthew Herbert.
Museifi was spun out from Goldsmiths in Autumn 2015. It is based on the “Music Circle” Intellectual Property developed as part of the PRAISE project of which Matthew Yee-King was the lead architect and Mark d’Inverno was the principal investigator. PRAISE developed software which enables students and users to upload creative time-based media (such as music and video) to invite comment and review by others in their community. The Museifi suite of products (using the software developed in PRAISE) wraps up this functionality allowing it to be used commercially in both educational and other collaborative environments.
Museifi is jointly owned by the executives of the company and Goldsmiths.
Dr John Wolstencroft is an entrepreneur and investor based in predominantly in south-east England, and has held various directorial positions in Computaris Limited from 1992 until 2011. He holds a BSc with first class honours and a PhD entitled in Computer Science, from University College London. After a short stint in The City he co-founded Computaris, which over 19 years Computaris expanded to over 200 employees with a customer base stretching from Malaysia and India to Italy and Switzerland serving customers numbered in the tens of millions. He had many roles in Computaris including CTO, CFO, Director of Business Development and finally non-executive director when Computaris was sold in 2011, after 19 years of continuous profitability. He was then a founder investor in Pennymatters, a financial services company established in Bracknell in 2011 with 2 employees which now has over 30 IFAs and a turnover of several million pounds sterling, where he still sits on the Investment Committee and provides business development advice. He spends his time between his homes in the UK and New Zealand.
Dr Matthew Yee-King is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the computing department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Genetics and Zoology from Leeds University, A MSc in Evolution and Adaptive Systems and a DPhil in Computer Science and AI, both from Sussex University where his thesis topic was automated sound synthesizer programming. He has been lecturing at Sussex University, City University and Goldsmiths for about 10 years in computer programming, music technology, audio-visual computing and web development. His two MOOCs on the Coursera platform attracted an enrolment of over 200.000 students, and he is currently developing the first Coursera funded specialisation by a UK University. Matthew’s software was featured in a live performance on Jazz Line Up on BBC Radio 3 in September 2015. Other notable activities include a series of international performances alongside live coding pioneer. He is also a long term practitioner of electronic music, having released 3 solo albums.
Mark d’Inverno is Professor of Computer Science and Pro-Warden for Research and Enterprise University at Goldsmiths, University of London, and for four years between 2007 and 2011 was head of the Department of Computing which has become one of Europe’s leading centres for interdisciplinary research and teaching especially in the arts increasingly in the social sciences. He holds an MA in Mathematics and an MSc in Computation from the University of Oxford and a PhD from University College London. He has published over 100 articles including authored and edited books, chapters in books, and journal and conference articles leading interdisciplinary computer science research projects in multi-agent systems, biological systems, music, art, design, education and social media. He is also a critically acclaimed jazz pianist in the UK and over the last 30 years has led a variety of successful bands in a range of different musical genres. He has had around 30 years of teaching experience in music, mathematics, computing and performance.