02 Jul, 2016

Time and musicals and not much else 


Posted at 13:21 under MUSIC, MUSICAL, THOUGHTS, DEMOCRACY

Time flies. It's been 6 months since I posted anything here, and it's mostly due to the reason I haven't had time to create much of interest to post.

However, yesterday I had a very promising meeting with a British actor and writer who is very interested in being the bookwriter for my Japan-themed musical. He has already come up with some great ideas, and we really seem to be on the same page.

The musical has an important subject that we both are passionate telling the world about, so you can expect more updates on this later this summer. We're both busy with other things, but hopefully some time will open up to finally get this musical off the ground.

I'm also constantly writing songs for the weekly BML songwriting workshop, and that takes most of my spare time, not leaving a single moment to think of my own projects or musicals. We will have the whole month of August off this workshop, so that will hopefully be a blessed time for me to get some of my own writing done.

I am very happy with my new vegan lifestyle. It's over 8 months now, and I feel healthier than ever. Sure, I was a vegetarian for 20 years, so it was an easy transition.

I guess you could call me a Vegan Abolitionist.

Almost 10 years ago, a clairvoyant told me I lived a previous life in Brazil and that I was killed while I was fighting for the abolition of slavery.

So I guess it all makes sense. My love for human and animal rights, the country and culture of Brazil, the language, the music. It was all already in me.

Lots of love.





31 Dec, 2015

The series of unreleased songs 


Posted at 15:17 under MUSIC, ART, OTHERS


Posting the series of unreleased songs on facebook has been a wonderful trip down memory lane. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. It has been a true pleasure to share my musical past with you. Having written 500 songs feels very special, and as you can hear in these examples it's in all kinds of different genres.

Here's the list of all songs, with direct links and the year of recording.


1994
The Best I Can Do




1995
I'll Be There To Show My Care
(Peaceflowers)




1997
Poor Black Mattie
(Blues Bash)




1997
Disastrous Woman




1997
Marilyn
(Punch & Judy Show)




1998
Winter Moments




1999
Private Aphrodite




1999
If Only For A While




2000
Leaving You
(Schütz/Welleby)




2001
Best Transmission Wins




2002
Cherry in the Shade




2003
Think of Me




2012
I en stilla sommarnatt



Here is the video page on facebook:
www.facebook.com/jcschutz/videos


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!






08 Nov, 2015

Full discography 


Posted at 14:40 under MUSIC


As you may have read on my facebook wall or the news page, my full discography is now available from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

This is the first time it all is available at the same place. Finally. Click the title for a direct link to iTunes.

ALBUMS:
Beautiful Place
Peacebird
C'est La Vie
Blissa Nova
Passion

SINGLES:
I'm Here (Acoustic Version)
Möten och avsked (Encontros e Despedidas)
Det kunde lika gärna varit vi
I Guess It's Ok (Vai Ficar Tudo Bem) - with Vanessa Pinheiro
Christmas Time (We can change the world)
Hold On Now
Peace (Give the people the power back) [Peacebird Edit]
Balans (Bossa Remix)
Se solen gå upp
Dröm




12 Oct, 2015

Pre-release of new single 


Posted at 14:59 under MUSIC


Especially with my fans in mind, today I pre-release a new single!

It's an acoustic version of I'm Here, a song that many of you state as your favorite song of mine.

So this is for you!

Along with the single, which is pre-released today on Bandcamp.com ONLY, I also publish a lyrics video on youtube:




Get the song from iTunes right here.

Or listen at Spotify:



Enjoy! And let me know what you think!

=)





10 Oct, 2015

New single coming soon! 


Posted at 20:40 under MUSIC, ART


A completely new, acoustic version of my song I'm Here will be released soon!

Follow me on facebook to keep updated:
https://www.facebook.com/jcschutz








29 Sep, 2015

Librettist wanted for Japan-themed musical 


Posted at 14:25 under MUSIC, MUSICAL, THEATRE, JAPAN


My Japan-themed musical Peach has been selected for a pitching slot for next years BEAM:2016 showcase of new musical theatre writing.

So I am looking for a librettist to help me reform and rewrite the libretto and the dialogues. It's preferable with someone with insight and understanding of Japanese/East Asian culture as I'm very very eager to avoid Asian sterotypes.

Peach is a 'modern-day Cinderella' set mostly in Japan to the backdrop of the financial crisis.

I write music and lyrics. I've written loads of songs for this show, 2 hours to be exact but I understand the lyrics needs to be rewritten as we rewrite the book, and it definitely needs new songs, more natural ensemble numbers, etc, as 20 of the songs I've already written need to be cut.

However, I really believe in this musical, and so did the jury selecting it to be one of the shows to have a 10-minute pitch slot on 4 November at Park Theatre, London.

Here is a demo reel, with old lyrics:
https://www.stage32.com/media/1246107748312032440



Please get in touch with me here:
www.twitter.com/jcschutz

or here:
www.facebook.com/jcschutz

or send a message here:
www.johanchristherschutz.net/contact.php

*'Peach' is a working-title.





22 Sep, 2015

Librettist wanted for "honour" culture musical 


Posted at 14:10 under MUSIC, MUSICAL, THEATRE, BOLLYWOOD


I am looking for a Playwright/Librettist to collaborate with on a musical (that is in some way) about South Asian "honour" violence and/or women's rights/equality.

Preferably someone with insight in, for example, Indian/Pakistani culture and traditions, as I intend to compose music with that flavour.

Bollywood-inspired, but has to be unpredictable.


Is that you?

Please get in touch with me here:
www.twitter.com/jcschutz

or here:
www.facebook.com/jcschutz

or send a message here:
www.johanchristherschutz.net/contact.php

=)





21 Sep, 2015

Peace Is The Way - lyrics video 


Posted at 02:59 under MUSIC


Today is International Day of Peace.

On this day in 2011, I released my album Peacebird.

This year I celebrate with a Lyrics video for my song Peace is the way.


Love.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7FvTyV_Tk0





28 Jun, 2015

New album 


Posted at 13:10 under MUSIC


I am currently mixing songs for my new album release, which will feature some of my favorite female singers from around the world, singing my songs in new versions!

And yes, there are a couple of new songs too.

Singers from Brazil, Japan, Portugal, France, Sweden and USA are featured on this album, where I will only sing in three duets. On this release, I am mainly songwriter, arranger, musician (guitar and piano) and producer. And I love my new role!

These new versions make me feel as if I hear the songs for the first time, they literally sound like new songs. I am incredibly thankful and happy for getting the chance to work with these fantastic singers.

I am continuously introducing the singers and songs on my facebook page, so make sure you follow me:

https://www.facebook.com/jcschutz







31 May, 2015

Before You Go Away - new version 


Posted at 13:07 under MUSIC


Yesterday I recorded this new version of Before You Go Away, with only piano and vocals.

Enjoy!

And let me know what you think.





Link to video:
https://www.facebook.com/johanchristherschutz/videos/1668715340014840/






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