Christina Rusnak | Exploring
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.
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50@50 Newport RI

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Newport is renowned for its audacious display of wealth, yachting, and its jazz festival. But there’s so much more to its current culture. The oldest tavern as well as the oldest lending library in America is here. As I researched, Newport’s vast and complex cultural...

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50@50 Salem MA

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[caption id="attachment_1431" align="alignleft" width="300"] Witchcraft_at_Salem_Village[/caption] Salem Massachusetts conjures up…conjurers!  For better or worse, the worldwide perception of Salem – derived from the Hebrew word for Peace – is that of witches, spirits, evil and human judgment gone so very wrong. Truly, my first impression walking down...

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50@50 Franconia NH

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Landscape shapes culture, but the people who come from elsewhere create impose their own terms and names onto the landscape. It is so interesting how different waves of immigrants saw and named the landscape differently. Since I’m from the Midwest “Notch” was a new term...

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50@50 Portsmouth, NH

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I love attending music festivals – especially composer centric events where one can listen to 30-40 radically diverse new pieces from emerging and seasoned composers!  This year’s breadth of music was inspiring, motivating and also affirmed my creative work.  Crossing the continent to Portsmouth New...

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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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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 – 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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