To more deeply establish myself into the Berklee community and Boston at-large, I produced my first Berklee concert at Berk Hall, a genre-schizophrenic music extravaganza, featuring an eclectic collection of original works, from pop to jazz, and from EDM to novelty songs. I wrote, arranged, directed, and performed all original songs, supported by an international cast of colleagues from Berklee. Perhaps most notably, because of the original songs, I decided to navigate through the sundry performing rights organizations and selected BMI. I registered and am now an official member of BMI.
The concert was promoted around campus, online, via social media, and with posters, as evidenced below. It was well-attended — and fortunately, recorded as well. I mixed and edited the video below as the primary showcase number. It was an experience I will never forget! And as a bonus, I provided physical CDs as giveaways to some attendees, to help further promote my album.
BLYTHE SPIRIT POSTER
No concert is worth its weight without an original poster. In addition to placing it around campus, I also used it thoroughly and heavily online, featuring it on my performance page on Facebook and tweet-storming it like an unbridled president.
CASTING MY SPELL
The Blythe Spirit concert would not have been possible were it not for an amazing arsenal of combustible collaborators. We had a blast rehearsing the show a sinful number of times. But the results paid off when the applause rang forth.
This was the first time I performed original works in front of an audience. Indeed, once I got my head around the notion that I'd be releasing my soul to society, I went with it, let my guard down, and sang my heart out. Now, I am fearless about forging forward with more new music, new material, and new performances! I have just begun!