Now you can find your favourite concerts, review and share them instantly on social media
Come December music season and it’s good news for the classical music and dance connoisseurs. Apart from enjoying concerts, there is some excitement this season. Gone are the days when you have to preserve the schedule booklet or newspaper cuttings. With just a click at any time of the day, you can get all the information on your phone.
The Chennai Music Season App created for iPhone and Android phones by Clairvoyant Techno Solutions enables users to get the entire schedule, names of artistes performing, venue, time and other details. The application was developed by S.L. Narasimhan and Girish Hari last year for the convenience of the rasikas. This year the duo who previously developed the application for noted Carnatic singer Sanjay Subrahmanyam have teamed up with The ARTery magazine to focus on product ideation, engineering and development.
Narasimhan, a product architect and music archivist, recalls “I have been a rasika for the last few decades and I wanted to give back to the art form. What better way than making the use of technology. The user can download the application for free from the Apple app store or Google Play store. At any given place and time of the day, the rasika can get to know the schedule along with the time and venue details. They can also bookmark the future performances that they are planning to attend.”
It has been just a week since the launch, and the application has got 600 active users. Ask Girish about the unique features of the application and he says, “The application features one word reviews where the user can select a word, such as ‘awesome’ or ‘sleepy’ and immediately share the review on social media. This way they do not have to take their eyes off the performance. This is the first time such a medium of expression has been built for concert reviews.”
Their ultimate goal is to create a platform that can connect artistes and rasikas. “We plan to sell concert tickets through the application next year. We are also planning to allow the user to watch the concert on the smartphone.”