Performances 2018

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

Cong Rong (piano), Bruce Crossman (composer), Sun Shuang (mezzo-soprano) and Ren Jingxue (percussion)

Sun Shuang (mezzo-soprano)—the performers drifted the timing and tonal colours of the work as if following Tang Xianzu’s original Chinese character instructions ‘to hold the sound up as they feel in their hearts’

Central Conservatory of Music, Prince Mansion Concert Hall

 

ISCM General Assembly: Merchantel Hotel

Bruce Crossman, First Delegate, Australian ISCM Section; CCOM, Beijing

 

Fun Times: Forbidden City & Hu Tong District

Bruce Crossman (composer) outside and passing through the Forbidden City, Beijing

Hu Tong district, Shichahai—Bruce Crossman, Malaysian composer Kee Yong Chong with his students from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Hong Kong composers Austin Yip, Fung Lam and Stephen Yip—outrageous humour and warmth

 

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.

 

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, at the 35th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival, Taiwan