An orchestra: a coordinated set of sounds, tools, people, artists who can give voice and shape to whatever sequence of chords, notes, words, also thanks to the different nuances of the sound of the instruments that make it up.
Cool, right? But how does it work? Let’s get into it. We divided the Orchestra into 7 categories:
It’s a simplified version of the real symphony orchestra map to be easy for the average user to understand.
You can discover all the musicians and artists, arranged according to the family of instruments they’re in. Once you get to know more about the orchestra, you can “adopt” an artist by making a small donation. Or a big donation, if you feel generous.
If you donate you will be afforded some exclusive benefits: you can sponsor the artist with your own brand, giving you broad exposure in the artist’s online community. Donors will also receive free tickets for the artist’s events as well as some exclusive gadgets.
The website was built around this concept, but the real challenge was building an intuitive structure that allows the user to quickly drop a donation to the musicians they’re interested in. The donation part was also a new problem for me, which I solved by implementing Stripe and allowing credit card payments. In a few clicks, you can send your desired amount to a musician of your choice. Spending money was never so easy, right? But hey, it’s for a good cause this time.
For Science! Or for music, I guess. That’s the basic idea, but the whole project goes way beyond that.