Asian Music Festival 2014
Bruce Crossman, Spirit-Presence (2 shakuhachi) (Japan premiere); 1st November 2014, AMF Opening Concert ‘Asia, Asia, Asia’, Yokohama Minato-Mirai Hall (Small Hall), The 32nd ACL Conference and Festival in Japan: Asian Music Festival 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Shakuhachi shihan (master) Tomotsune Bizan intercut the earthy, long breath tones of shihan Kikuchi Kouzan’s unlacquered instrument with strong refined tones of the lacquered equivalent in Spirit-Presence at Asian Music Festival 2014
ABC Classic FM radio Broadcast, Gentleness-Suddenness Project
ABC Classic FM radio Broadcast: a feature program on Bruce Crossman’s Chinese-opera influenced Gentleness-Suddenness (mez, vln, perc, pn) as well as other works, and some exciting Korean kayageum and Cantonese Opera as a context to the musical thought.
Saturday 5 July 10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Gentleness-Suddenness – the world premiere of composer Bruce Crossman’s vocal chamber work, plus more Crossman tracks and talk with the composer about the music and the ideas that influence him.
Stephen Adams writes: “But the program still finds space for several premieres with the broadcast of Bruce Crossman’s ambitious vocal chamber work Gentleness-Suddenness.” Australian Music Centre, Resonate
European Shakuhachi Society Summer School 2014
Bruce Crossman, Spirit-Presence (2 shakuhachi), with James Franklin (shihan) and Nina Haarer (world premiere); 21st June 2014, Allensbach Church (Gnadenkirche) European Shakuhachi Society Summer School, Radolfzell, Germany