ComposersBruce Crossman

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Kane Chang VIC piano

Bruce Crossman is an Australian composer with a focus on Asian-Pacific musical identity. The aim of his creativity is to generate spiritual presence through stillness with colour-energy that speaks of the Asia-Pacific region he resides in. He holds a Doctor of Creative Arts from Wollongong University, with other degrees from the University of York and Otago University. 

Crossman has achieved international recognition with performances in Australasia, Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines), Europe and the USA. Highlights of his career include working with the Kanagawa Philharmonic (Japan), Korean Symphony Orchestra, New Asia String Quartet at the Pacific Rim Music Festival in the USA, and with Kawamura Taizan (shakuhachi) at the Asian Music Festival 2010 in Tokyo and shihans Tomotsune Bizan and Kikuchi Kouzan’s at Asian Music Festival 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. Recent projects include performances at the ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing and Asian Composers League Festival in Taiwan in 2018, and collaborations with Korean Gugak performers, gayageum master Yi Jiyoung (Seoul) and taegÅ­m virtuoso Hyelim Kim (London) in 2020. 

Crossman lives in Sydney and works as an Associate Professor of Music and Discipline/Professional Field Leader, Music and Music Therapy at Western Sydney University. He contributes to the Asia-Pacific region through invitations as a Collaborator, Aichi University of the Arts, Japan in 2015, Composer, National Sun Yat-sen University Taiwan in 2019, Panellist, at Seoul National University’s 2021 SNU Online Winter Music Festival in Korea, and advisory work for the Rockefeller Foundation in New York (USA). 

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