AMUSICAL revolution coalescing the elements of East and West is bringing a new music trend to Asia, especially Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Dedicated Asian music lovers are engaged in the mission of creating music of their own cultures. They interweave the traditional oriental values with Western pop and come up with music representing their own identity. Dick Lee, a celebrated singer-composer, is one such performer devoted to this new revolution. ''Pop music is a western invention. The Chinese have been copying western music for some time and it's now time to establish our own identity in music,'' said Lee. ''New Asian music should be a melange of the East and the West. The eastern music we have now has only a pseudo identity while western music is not for us.'' Audience response to Lee's music has been mixed. While some praise it for its originality and innovation, others criticise it as being strange. ''Certainly, some people might find my music bizarre. We are still researching and experimenting. ''Whether you like it or not, you notice me. My work makes you think and that is important,'' adds Lee. The revolution is a long battle. ''Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, as more developed places in Asia, should lead the way and initiate the process.'' Lee regards himself more of a composer than anything else. ''I am a composer, not an artiste. I love composing and I like to produce my music. Writing songs is like breathing for me. It is natural and personal.'' Lee considers none of his works as ''complete'' but says he enjoys composing. ''The art of writing provides satisfaction.'' As a professional composer, Lee does not only produce music for himself but for other artistes as well. But his songs have a common characteristic - the element of gloom. ''I like to write sad but positive pieces. Happiness is something easy to express. But putting your sadness into words is a difficult thing to do.'' Lee will join Japanese band The Boom and Ai Jing from China to stage a ''Japan Club Asia Project'' in Niigata, Nagoya and Tokyo later this month. ''I've been waiting for such an opportunity for a long time. Miya, the vocalist of The Boom, is a very good friend of mine. We are both very interested in the Asian music and hope to develop some kind of a new Asian concept through this concert.'' Lee has a busy schedule for the rest of the year. He just released his latest album, the theme song for the movie He's a Woman, She's a Man in Hong Kong. He will release his English albums in Asia later this year and will perform in the Japanese version of an American musical in Japan.