Creative Writings 

creative musings & reflections

After the Sermon—Quiet: Easter Sunday

Blurring Resonances of Compositional Creativity: The Keyboard in the 21stCentury at HKBU

My Story: Pacific Journeying

Tokyo in Spring: Sonic Resonance

Garden of Breath for the Renewal of Love—Gallipoli Response

Twisting Blues Rhythms Nestled amongst Brickwork

Kunqu Intersections: Undulating Resonances of Living Colours

Resonances of Culture: Place, Spirit and Sound

Drifting Emergence and Sudden Colours: Shy Like Blushing Flowers at The JOAN

Fragrant Blossoms: Brutal-Shy Resonances and Unfolding Sonic-Visual Colour Cacophony

Payton in New York: Curvaceous Cacophony

Energy-filled Joy of a Western Sydney Juke Joint of Sonic Riotousness—The Australian-US Turner Brown Band hit Town

Creative Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Hidden Stillness

Materiality and Creativity: Local Materials and Creative Flow towards Interior Senses of Spirit

Published Writings


Music of the Spirit: Asian-Pacific Musical Identity 

Intercultural Music: Creation and Interpretation


Confucian Lateral Thinking and Daoist Flow in the Sonic Fire Gardens of Beijing – ISCM World New Music Days/Beijing Modern Music Festival 2018

Living Colours: An Asian-Pacific Conceptual frame for Composition

Spiritual Essences: Sounds of an Asian-Pacific Place, Personality and Spirit in Double Resonances

Moving Between Things: Heaven and Hell, Visual and Sonic Gestures Towards Transcendent Oneness

Asian-Australian Interactions: Personal Compositional Voice and After-Resonance Renewal 

The Artist’s Viewpoint: Asian-Australian Resonances

Sounding the Ritual of Sensual Rebellion: Pacific-European Resonances

Personal Creative Process Towards a Pacific-European Identity

Online Blog Publications & Reviews

Online Blog Publications:

Crossman, Bruce. “Living Breath, Juxtapositional Flow and Emergent Spirit: Asian Music Festival 2014 in Yokohama and Tokyo” 

Crossman, Bruce. “Living colours – from Chinese opera to an Australian music theatre work” 

Crossman, Bruce. “Space, Silence and Sound: Asian Music Festival 2010 in Tokyo” 

Crossman, Bruce. “Ring of Fire: Six Australians in Tongyeong and Seoul”


Bennett, Gwen. “Living Colours: Pacific Sounds and Spirit – Music by Bruce Crossman,” The Music Trust, Loud Mouth, Australia, July 3, 2017

Applegate Edwards, Grego. “Bruce Crossman, Living Colours: Pacific Sounds & Spirit,”Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, USA, May 18, 2017

Noble, Alistair. “Shadows and Silhouettes: new piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence” 

Nightingale, James. “Gentleness-Suddenness, Bruce Crossman” 

Harriet Cunningham. “A Brilliant showcase of the piano’s range”