ISCM World New Music Days, Australian ISCM’s Official Selection
Bruce Crossman, Garden of Fire (mezzo-soprano, percussion, piano & video), selected as Australian ISCM section’s national submission for the 2018 ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing, China, 19-26 May 2018.
Garden of Fire (mezzo-soprano, percussion, piano) was selected as the international official selection by the Beijing Modern Music Festival committee to represent Australia at the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days, Beijing, May 19-26, 2018.
The World New Music Days is described by the ISCM website as “an international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time.”
Garden of Fire: A Concert Chamber Music Works, CCOM Prince Mansion Concert Hall, 21 May, World New Music Days/Beijing Modern Music Festival
ISCM General Assembly: Merchantel Hotel
Fun Times: Forbidden City & Hu Tong District
The XVIII World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb, Croatia
Bruce Crossman’s Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter will be performed by Katia Beaugeais (soprano saxophone), MM Center, University of Zagreb, at The XVIII World Saxophone Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, 14 July 2018.
ABC Classic FM recording, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Studios, Australia
Bruce Crossman’s Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter was recorded by Katia Beaugeais (soprano saxophone) at ABC Classic FM recording session, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Studios, Sydney, Australia on 17 October 2018.
It was a fun day for me exploring differing microphones with the performer, ABC sound engineer Andrew Edgson and producer Andre Shrimski to get a blend of old style analogue and sharp clarity revelation of a more modern technology. The end product had a beautiful mixture of glowing ambience with attention to detail. The final radio show will be under the capable hands of executive producer and new music advocate, Stephen Adams.
Sanjo Recital, Seoul, Korea
Bruce Crossman’s Rushing Spirit Breath, will be performed by Hyelim Kim (taegum) and Korean traditional percussionist (percussion), Sanjo Recital, Seoul, Korea, 19th September 2018
Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Sydney
Bruce Crossman’s Blooms late when spring has gone… will be performed by Ying Liu (erhu) at “Three Perfections”: A Mid-Autumn Chinese Australian Artists’ Exhibition, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University, 22nd September 2018
35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan
Bruce Crossman’s Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter (alto saxophone), will be performed in Chamber Music Concert 1, Song Yi Hall, Soochow University, 20th October 2018 at the 35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan
A beautiful meditative and sparklingly virtuosic joy in the performance of Dying of the Light: Pacific Resonance for Peter by Li-Fong Chen (alto saxophone) in Song Yi Hall, Soochow University.
The spectacular visual setting for the opening ceremony, in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Taipei at the 35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan. Vice-Chairperson Dan Yuhas spoke for us all in his respectful, awe-inspired and sad-tinged speech at the loss of our friend, Japanese composer and ACL Chairman Isao Matsushita. Later, in an Abbey Road type strut, Andrian Pertout, William Lane, Michael Bakrncev, Kirsten Strom, Ian Ng, Ufuk Bicak strolled through the beautiful grounds of Taipei University of the Arts.