In 2016 NMC Recordings asked us to update the original Flash based Music Map that we first developed in 2010.
The Music Map is an innovative visual web app which allows users to explore the NMC composers using the relationships ‘who composer studied with’ and ‘similar composers’. Suggested historical categories are represented with orbiting discs around the focused composer. For each composer there are one minute audio samples so the user has both a visual and sonic experience when navigating between the composers. There is a dynamic search facility to quickly locate your starting composer.
The Music Map is pulling data from the same Drupal database as the NMC Website using the Drupal JSON:API. You could describe the Music Map as a headless Drupal Web Application.
We used the HTML5 Audio Element to build an integrated custom audio player.