Christina Rusnak | Music
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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Composing in the Wilderness Part 2

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PART 2 of 3 - Composing in Denali National Park & Preserve [caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Composing in Denali; Photo courtesy of Stephen Lias "][/caption] DAY 1: With our packs filled with sleeping bags, long johns, and staff paper – no computers or keyboards – our group of ten composers,...

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Composing in the Wilderness Part 1

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I’m in Alaska – rather above its glacial ice fields, jagged peaks, and forested streams.  Yep, still in the airplane, but in Alaska’s airspace.  Having most recently worked with Homestead National Monument, I know that many of America’s most recent Homesteads were “proved up” here...

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50@50 Homestead NM Residency

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I’m always interested in finding out why particular landscapes attract certain groups of people. (FREE LAND!! IT’S FREE!) Ok, seems simple, but there’s more to it than that. The improvements required by the Act within five years were substantial. Who would do that? Ultimately, 60%...

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Composing in the Wilderness

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Title: Composing in the Wilderness Location: Denali National Park / Fairbanks Alaska Link out: Click here Description: For centuries, composers have looked to nature for inspiration. With adventurer-composer Stephen Lias and National Park Service soundscape scientist Davyd Betchkal, I'll spend four days exploring the stunning beauty of Denali’s...

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Artist in Residence

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Title: Artist in Residence Location: Homestead National Monument Link out: Click here Description: As a composer in residence I will interpret the park’s many cultural and natural resources through sound, focusing on the natural environment, westward expansion and the impact of social change. Start Date: 2012-05-07 End Date: 2012-05-26...

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50@50 – Culture Within

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In my blog, 50@50, I explore how the landscape creates and/or contributes to the culture of Place.  Certainly, examples can be shown that people have manipulated the land and altered its appearance and ecosystem, emptied its cavities – all to satisfy hunger, fulfill dreams, and...

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Dusk

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Title: Spectrum Concert Location: University of North Texas Description: Dusk for Piano, performed by Elise Wattman Start Date: 04/27/10 Start Time: 8:00 ...

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