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 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!
I went on to produce more concerts like Blythe Spirit. It’s Me, Blythe! and They Call Me Blythe took place at Berk Hall, Blythe Schulte @ David Friend this fall, and Blythe + The Boys Caf Show to take place this January 2019.
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!