Calendar 2021

18 February 2021: Bruce Crossman’s Heaven to Earth: Border House (sanjo gayageum, taegŭm) and Gyeonggye: Border (solo taegŭm) were featured at the 2021 SNU Online Winter Music Festival: Korean Music Camp, Seoul National University, Korea.

28 February 2021: Bruce Crossman completes Cicada Swells (in O ch’ae chul kut) for Korean-Australian pianist Raymond Shon for the Melbourne Composers’ League Compact Disc Recording, Australia.

29 April 2021: Bruce Crossman will present on his Chinese opera and Japanese Honkyoku influenced music in a zoom Composition Seminar at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Australia.

29 May 2021: Bruce Crossman presents on Shy Like Blushing Flowers at the Composition Seminar at Note-ify 2021, Himig Sanghaya Chorale/ Asian Composers League Philippines, Manilla, Philippines.

19 July 2021: Bruce Crossman’s solo soprano saxophone work, Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter released on ABC Classic Breath by Breath album with Katia Beaugeais (soprano saxophone), Sydney. Australia.

13 September 2021: Bruce Crossman presents a Keynote on Strange Invisible Perfume at the Music & Spirituality Symposium, Sydney Sacred Music Festival and the Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC), Western Sydney University, Australia.

24 September 2021: Bruce Crossman’s Heaven to Earth Border House album released on Navona Records, North Hampton, USA.

8 October 2021: Bruce Crossman’s Spirit-Presence at Musical Connections Amid the Global Pandemic – Series 2, Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Australia.

15 October 2021: Bruce Crossman’s solo piano work Memory and Raw Materiality for Chinese-Australian pianist Kane Chang premieres at The ANAM Set, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

Calendar 2020

21 June 2020: Bruce Crossman’s music-theatre work, Shy Like Blushing Flowers, featured at the online showcase of music WSU-Create NSW & Make Music Australia: Make Music Day 2020, Western Sydney University, Australia.

11-16 August 2020: Bruce Crossman’s Heaven to Earth: Border House (gayageum, taegum) will be recorded and filmed with traditional Korean performers Ji-young Yi (Seoul, gayageum) and Hyelim Kim (London, taegum) as part of a multimedia project Heaven to Earth Multimedia Expressions’ with WSU researchers, Kate Fagan (poet), Bruce Crossman (composer/piano improviser), Waldo Garrido (bass improviser) and Vincent Tay (filmmaker) at Western Sydney University, Australia. This project is postponed to 2021 due to the world pandemic.

9 September 2020: Bruce Crossman, panelist in the Sydney Sacred Music Festival Forum Seminar Sessions, ‘Sacred Creativity: The Situation Now,’ Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Australia with Dr Nicholas Ng, Prof Jocelyn Chey, Geoff Wood and Dr Mahesh Radhakrishnan.

October 2020: Bruce Crossman and Kate Fagan’s Heaven to Earth: Border House (sanjo gayageumtaegŭm) and Gyeonggye: Border (solo taegŭm) will be studio recorded by Dr Hyelim Kim (Stella Polaris Studios, London, UK) and Professor Yi Ji-young (Seoul National University, Korea).

23 October 2020: Bruce Crossman’s improvisation trio—Garrido-Crossman-Muru—featured in the online Research Creation Showcase: Western Sydney University, Australia.

15, 22 October & 19 November 2020: Bruce Crossman, organiser of Korea-Australia Creativity Seminars: Something Inexplicably Subtle, Western Sydney University, Australia with special guests Dr Gerardo Dirié (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University), Professor Yi Ji-young (Seoul National University) and Dr Hyelim Kim (Barbican Third Orchestra, London).

Calendar 2019

22 March 2019: Bruce Crossman’s Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter Sculthorpe (soprano saxophone, Katia Beaugeais) is available as part of a podcast on ABC Classic radio, New Waves ‘Katia Beaugeais: New Australian Sax Music’, Australia.

4-5 April 2019: Bruce Crossman, Qi Colour from Hidden Resonances (piano), selected as Participating Composer for the 2019 The Keyboard in the 21st Century: An International Conference for Composers in Hong Kong, SAR China.

29 April-May 4 2019: Bruce Crossman’s Fragrant Rain Clouds of Love (percussion, piano) will be performed at “The Conversation with Contemporary Composers,” Department of Music, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.

Calendar 2018

19-26 May 2018: Bruce Crossman, Garden of Fire (mezzo-soprano, percussion, piano & video), selected as Australian ISCM section’s national submission and the Beijing Modern Music Festival’s international selection for the 2018 ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing, China.

14 July 2018: Bruce Crossman, Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter, Katia Beaugeais (soprano saxophone), MM Center, University of Zagreb, The XVIII World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb, Croatia.

July 2018: Bruce Crossman, commission: Silky Mist Softly Lingers…Red (guzheng), with guzheng performer Chiu Tanching, Hong Kong.

19 September 2018: Bruce Crossman, Rushing Spirit Breath, Hyelim Kim (taegum) and Korean traditional percussionist (percussion), Sanjo Recital, Seoul, Korea.

22 September 2018: Bruce Crossman’s Blooms late when spring has gone… , Ying Liu (erhu), Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Australia.

17 October 2018: Bruce Crossman, Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter, Katia Beaugeais (soprano saxophone), ABC Classic FM recording session, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Studios, Sydney, Australia.

20 October 2018: Bruce Crossman, Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter (alto saxophone), Chamber Music Concert 1, Song Yi Hall, Soochow University, 35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan.

October 2018: Bruce Crossman, commission: New Work, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chinese Music Ensemble, with Nicholas Ng, Sydney, Australia.

December 2018: Bruce Crossman, commission: Heaven to Earth: Sensual-Juxtaposional Pansori Project (soprano, taegum, kayageum, percussion & video) with Hyelim Kim (taegum), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Kate Fagan (poet), London, Seoul, Sydney.

Calendar 2017

27-28 January 2017: Bruce Crossman, mentor for Cassie To, 2016-2017 MSO Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank.

15 February 2017: Joseph Tabua (electric guitar) and Bruce Crossman (electric keyboard): Improvisation on Qiyun Energies. Chinese New Year Celebration, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus.

29 March 2017: Bruce Crossman, Emergence from Darkness, Reine Takano (harp), Japan Federation of Composers/Melbourne Composers League Concert in the prestigious Millennium Hall, Taito City, Ueno, Tokyo.

12 May 2017: Bruce Crossman, compact disc release, Living Colours: Pacific Sounds and Spirit, PARMA/Navona Records (USA) with Naxos distribution.

20 July 2017: Poetic Energies Across Sonic Space, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University, Playhouse, Penrith Campus (Kingswood):

(1) Bruce Crossman, Blooms late when spring is gone… (solo erhu)—collaboration with Ying Liu (erhu) and Shen Wednesday (painter/calligrapher) with poetry by Tang Xianzu.

(2) Bruce Crossman, Strange Invisible Perfume (guzheng, percussion)—collaboration with Chiu Tan Ching (guzheng), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Luping Zeng (painter/calligrapher) with poetry by Tang Xianzu, Shakespeare, and Song of Songs.

10-11 August 2017: Bruce Crossman, Rushing Spirit Breath, Hyelim Kim (taegum) and Claire Edwardes (percussion), Noise as Momentary Sonic Grit and Rhythmic Undulation, Creativity Unlimited 2017, Western Sydney University, Playhouse, Penrith Campus (Kingswood).

26-27 September 2017: Bruce Crossman, Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter (solo saxophone)—Katia Beaugeais (saxophone), Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England.

11 October 2017, 3-4pm: Bruce Crossman (composer), NSW Government & Create NSW 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) with Simon Killalea (filmmaker/projectionist), Ian Stevenson (sound design/ diffusion), Anna Fraser (soprano), Claire Edwardes (percussion) & Linda Yim (piano; HKNME); development showing of Shy Like Blushing Flowers at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (Q Theatre), Penrith.