The project “Zentrum Musik – Edition – Medien” which is initally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), combines experience, concepts, and methods of musicology, several fields of computer science (Contextual Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Music and Film Informatics, as well as Software Engineering), and media sciences (media education, empirical media research, media economy, and media management). The focus of this project’s research activities lies on musical and non-textual objects in the scope of digital music editions.


Meico is a converter framework for MEI files. It currently implements MSM (Musical Sequence Markup) and MIDI export plus several convenience functions for MEI processing. It can be used as a Java programming library and standalone application as a command line tool as well as with a graphical user interface.