Heaven to Earth Border House

Michael Kieran Harvey (piano), Timothy Phillips (percussion), Anna Fraser (soprano), Claire Edwardes (percussion),  Linda Yim (piano), Chiu Tan Ching guzheng, Hyelim Kim (taegŭm) and Yi Ji-young (gayageum), Ian Stevenson (sound design), Kate Fagan (poetry), Lindy Li Mark (translations)

Shy like Blushing Flowers (‘Fragrant Rain Clouds of Love’, ‘Interlude 1’, ‘Garden of Fire’, ‘Interlude 2’, ‘Strange Invisible Perfume’), Heaven to Earth Border House



The Australian composer Bruce Crossman brings east and west together on this highly modern effort, where a poetic and worldly delivery brings in some unique instruments that illuminate his innovative vision…The traditional Korean and Chinese instruments pair well with the Western percussion and chilling soprano here, and it makes for an extremely atypical and exciting listen.

TAKE EFFECT Review: 9/10; December 3, 2021

Living Colours: Pacific Sounds & Spirit

Lotte Latukefu, James Cuddeford, Claire Edwardes, Michael Kieran Harvey, Peter Neville, Tristram Williams; Navona Records NV6095, 2017; Double Resonances, Not Broken Bruised-Reed, Gentleness-Suddenness, Where Are the Sounds of Joy?

See Navona Records: LIVING COLOURS 


Crossman allows the music of the Pacific, specifically of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Filipino traditions, to influence his more or less high modern attention to sound color and sound space…something spaciously Asian but with an effectively communicative vocabulary of Western new music…Crossman is a real force for the present-future.

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, USA, May 18, 2017

The wealth of musical activity in Pacific rim countries is clearly a source of inspiration to Crossman, adding a fascinating dimension to music from a European heritage. His discerning blend of East and West creates an intriguing, kaleidoscopic sonic world, one that carries a strong emotional impact… Gentleness-Suddenness is described by Crossman as a “meditation on love and creativity”, settings of texts from Chinese opera tradition of Kunqu (The Peony Pavilion) and Judeo-Christian Biblical texts from Genesis, Psalms, Song of Songs and Revelation. Given those inspirational sources, it is not surprising that this piece is a tour-de-force.

The Music Trust, Australia, July 3, 2017

Gentleness-Suddenness (DVD) 

Lotte Latukefu (mezzo-soprano), James Cuddeford (violin), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Michael Kieran Harvey (piano), Ian Stevenson (sound diffusion), David Cubby (photographs), Simon Killalea (live-projection/pixel slicing of photographs), Matt Dewey and Andrew Dixon (sound recording), Iqbal Barkat (director) and Vincent Tay (cinematography); Filigree Films: ISBN: 978-0-646-93017-6, 2014; Gentleness-SuddennessDistribution: Australian Music Centre

Double Resonances

Lotte Latukafu, Merlinda Bobis, Ian Munro, Jim Franklin, New Asia String Quartet, Jeanell Carrigan, Tom McGrath, Bernadette Balkus, Claire Edwardes  Wirripang: Wirr017, 2008; Daragang Magayon CantataIn Gentleness and SuddennessFierce TranquillityBack to the CentreAfter-Resonance BluesDouble Resonances


Michael Atherton and Bruce Crossman; Wirripang, Wirr026, 2009; Spotify 2015; Bunyip BluesResophonicatik tikWater Dragon (palimpsest), Snajo for Jylee, PentaphonicaOff-the Rail Blues

Breath by Breath

Katia Beaugeais (saxophone); ABC Classic, 2021, Spotify 2021; Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter

Melbourne Composers’ League: Celebrating Twenty Years

Lotte Latukefu, James Cuddeford, Claire Edwardes, Michael Kieran Harvey; Melbourne Composers’ League, 2017, Spotify 2017,  Spirit

Shadows and Silhouettes

Antonietta Loffredo; Wirripang, Wirr 047, 2012; Spotify 2015; Qi Colour from Hidden Resonances

Creative Explosion

Claire Edwards, James Cuddeford, Zubin Kanga (Offspring Ensemble); Wirripang, Wirr, 2009; Spotify 2015; Not Broken Bruised-Reed

Music of the Spirit

Claire Edwardes and  Bernadette Balkus; Wirripang, Wirr011, 2008; Double Resonances

Jo-Wha (Oneness)

Ian Munro, Lotte Latukefu, Merlinda Bobis; Wirripang, Wirr004, 2006; Daragang Magayon Cantata

The Waiteata Collection of New Zealand Music, Volume 1: A Violin and Piano Recital

Mark Menzies and Dan Poynton; Waiteata, 1999; Expression in Blue

Hammered: Australian Post-1970 Solo Piano

Jeanell Carrigan; Vox Australis, VAST027-2, 2000; …Back to the Centre