New Creativity Seminar at 2021 SNU Online Winter Music Festival: Korean Music
Heaven to Earth: Border House (sanjo gayageum, taegŭm) and Gyeonggye: Border (solo taegŭm) were featured in the seminar New Creativity: Korea and Australia Music Collaboration at the Korean Music Department, College of Music at Seoul National University’s 2021 SNU Online Winter Music Festival: Korean Music Camp on Thursday 18 February 2021.
The seminar on new creativity for Korean music was an international public zoom seminar with the panel, chaired by distinguished ethnomusicologist Dr Anna-Yates-Lu (centre), and included Korea’s leading gayageum performer, Professor Yi Jiyoung (SNU) with Dr Bruce Crossman (Western Sydney University) and Dr Hyelim Kim (Bath Spa University, UK).
It also included beautiful creativity between Seoul National University and Western Sydney postgraduate students who discussed their intercultural collaborations and presented their music—including Jinju Yang (PhD, WSU) on “Married Life,” Robert Moss (DCA, WSU) and Eon-hwa Lee on “Two Faces,” and Hayoung Yun and Joe Tabua (DCA, WSU) on “Waterways.”
Seminar at Note-ify 2021, Himig Sanghaya Chorale/ACL Philippines, Manilla
Bruce Crossman will present on his Chinese opera-inspired work Shy Like Blushing Flowers in a zoom Composition Seminar at Note-ify 2021, Himig Sanghaya Chorale/ Asian Composers League Philippines, Manilla, Philippines, with convenor Professor Marie Jocelyn Marfil (University of the Philippines), 8pm Philippines (10pm Australia), Saturday 29thMay 2021. See: Himig Sanghaya Chorale
Composition Seminar 2021 at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia
Bruce Crossman will present on his Chinese opera and Japanese Honkyoku influenced music in a zoom Composition Seminar, chaired by Dr Gerardo Dirié at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Australia on 29th April 2021.
Melbourne Composers’ League Compact Disc Recording for pianist Raymond Shon
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 curated by composers Dr Andrián Pertout and Dr Houston Dunleavy, 28th February 2021.
Australian National Academy of Music commission, for pianist Kane Chang
Bruce Crossman’s solo piano work Memory and Raw Materialityfor Chinese-Australian pianist Kane Chang premieres at The ANAM Set, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia on the 15thOctober 2021. The work was commissioned by the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) as part The ANAM Set (2021) and written for Kane Chang and will be given its world premiere on 15 October 2021 at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne. The ANAM Set was funded by the Restart Invest (RISE) Fund—an Australian Government Initiative.
ANAM describe it as “sixty-seven Australian composers who will be participating in THE ANAM SET, arguably one of the biggest commissioning projects every undertaken in Australia…Each of the composers has been commissioned to write a six minute work with one of ANAM’s sixty-seven young virtuoso musicians, with each new work to be performed in 2021.” See The ANAM Set Composers