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/





11 May, 2015

Before You Go Away (with lyrics) 


Posted at 18:43 under MUSIC


A jazz singer friend recently "scorned" me for not putting my jazz ballad "Before You Go Away" on youtube.

So I did.

I admit that I kind of forgot about this song.

It's one of the songs of my own that I'm most pleased with, but I've rarely played it live. I realize now that I ought to...

Enjoy!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6FfgVhypgI





14 Apr, 2015

Hana Chiba 


Posted at 00:37 under MUSIC, JAPAN


Japanese singer Hana Chiba has passed away. My heart is bleeding.

We never got the opportunity to work together in this life, even though there were plans. Your time was too short.

This is how you'll be remembered:




And Hana-chan... I will name a star in the sky after you.

<3




09 Apr, 2015

3rd teaser from the documentary 


Posted at 00:26 under MUSIC, MOVIES


This is the 3rd teaser from the coming documentary about Mariyan, for which I am making the music.

Premiere screening:

May 31, 2015
CNEMA
Norrköping
Sweden


Link to video:
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152846268217877&pnref=story


Let me know what you think!




25 Feb, 2015

Composing music 


Posted at 03:01 under MUSIC, THOUGHTS


I'm currently composing the music for my friends' documentary movie about a Bulgarian young man who came to Sweden to work but ended up begging in the streets.

Here's the trailer, with me playing the piano:




Support their crowdfunding campaign to travel with him to Bulgaria to understand why people leave their homes:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/en-eu-immigrants-vardag-resa-hem-och-tillbaka/x/9649267

And let me know what you think of the music ^^




31 Dec, 2014

Most streamed songs 2014 - #1 


Posted at 15:58 under MUSIC


#1

BEAUTIFUL PLACE




Title track from my 2013 album. The shadow puppetry music video is taken from the awarded short film "Malaysian Wildlife" by JT Wong.

This was the most streamed track in 2014.
Thank you everyone for listening to my music!

Don't forget to follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jcschutz

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <3






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