Performances 2014

Asian Music Festival 2014

Imperial Palace, Tokyo “In movement space, fragmentary spaces are connected like links in a chain or beads on a string” (Mitsuo Inoue)

Imperial Palace East Garden, Tokyo: “In movement space, fragmentary spaces are connected like links in a chain or beads on a string,” (Mitsuo Inoue)

Imperial Place Tokyo—jutting rock versus human wooden structures; Daniel Portelli, Andrián Pertout, Howard Dillon, Bruce Crossman—Shibuya Cultural Center Owada; Colleen Crossman —Tokyo compass

Imperial Palace Tokyo—jutting rock versus human wooden structures; Daniel Portelli, Andrián Pertout, Howard Dillon, Bruce Crossman—Shibuya Cultural Center Owada; Colleen Crossman—Tokyo muse

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

Bruce Crossman, Spirit Presence (2 shakuhachi), bars 20-24

Bruce Crossman, Spirit Presence (2 shakuhachi), bars 20-24

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

Relaxing in Yokohama: Adel (NZ) and Daniel (AUS); Colleen and Katia; Ermit, Andrián, Colleen and Katia

Relaxing in Yokohama: Adel (NZ) and Daniel (AUS); Colleen and Katia; Ermit, Andrián, Colleen and Katia

Andrián and Katia Pertout—Romance in Akasaka gardens, Tokyo; Colleen Crossman and Eve Duncan—relax in Yokohama; Bruce Crossman—important t-shirt purchase in progress, Ueno, Tokyo

Andrián and Katia Pertout—Romance in Akasaka gardens, Tokyo; Colleen Crossman and Eve Duncan—relax in Yokohama; Bruce Crossman—important t-shirt purchase in progress, Ueno, Tokyo

 

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 LATEGentleness-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.

Gentleness-Suddenness (image: Vincent Tay, Filigree films)

Gentleness-Suddenness (image: Vincent Tay, Filigree Films)

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

Franklin in action at the University of Western Sydney, 2012

Franklin in action at the University of Western Sydney, 2012