Doctor of Creative Arts
Faculty of Creative Arts
Crossman, W. Bruce, Personal creative process towards a Pacific-European identity, Doctor of Creative Arts thesis, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 1999. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/925
The purpose of this thesis is to explain my creative position and its relationship to the six compositions accompanying it. I consider my own music to be an intrinsic drama in sound which reflects and expresses certain elements of my society and inner self. It is created from principles that may be identified as Pacific-European. These principles are drawn from my Pacific environs (especially The Philippines and Chinese artistic philosophy) and European musical heritage (such as the German and French schools). The cultural dualism creates a dramatic tension in the music.