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Christina Rusnak is a multifaceted composer whose work reflects a diversity of styles. Actively seeking to integrate geographic and artistic elements into her work, her goal is to compose music that engages the performers as well as the audience.
Christina Rusnak, Composer, Explorer, Music, Outdoors, Exploring with music
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50@50 Fairbanks AL

50@50 Fairbanks AL

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Start a discussion on Alaska, and people think of glaciers, cold, Eskimos, the gold rush and the oil spill. While it is all of those things, the culture embodies so much more. How Alaskans transform their experiences in this environment into works of art is...

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Composing in the Wilderness ’13 Part 3

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FAIRBANKS 7/20 Yesterday we worked like ground squirrels preparing for winter, only we were preparing our pieces.  Today, we met at the Museum of the North.  2013 is the 100 year anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mt. McKinnley.  A special exhibition highlights the journey. I...

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Composing in the Wilderness ’13 Part 1

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PART 1- DENALI 7/9            I am back in Alaska with nine other composers to explore Denali National Park and Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve as park of a joint venture with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and Alaska Geographic. It is tremendously exciting to get a...

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Unexpected Inspiration

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In my migratory move across the country, my personal Oregon Trail so to speak, I’ve immersed myself into each place encountered, observing the obvious, listening to each place’s unique sounds, and trying to absorb as much as possible about the geology, history, culture, human stories...

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50@50 State of Jefferson

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Have you been to the state of Jefferson? Have you even heard of Jefferson?  Its topography spans a rugged shoreline, mountain highlands, and high desert. Some of the tallest and oldest trees on continent hug its coast, wild and scenic rivers – important watersheds -...

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50@50 Bozeman MT

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I’m equally an explorer and composer – I explore through musical means, and I compose through exploring the world around me. Studying the landscape, its formation and evolution, the impact of human history and how people through time, their beliefs, customs and values blend to...

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50@50 – Casper WY

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Our mantra on this month-long cross country adventure was “there are no wrong decisions, only different ones”. We had planned to spend a two to three days in southeastern Wyoming exploring Cheyenne, and Medicine Bow National Forest, but a tire problem in Utah ate up...

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