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Christina Rusnak / Composer/Explorer

Christina Rusnak is passionate about composing about the world around her and the human experience.

My Bio

By nature, I’m an explorer. That informs all of my endeavors. I love creating connections – ideas, people, place, and music. I believe that music can connect people in ways beyond notes on a page.”

 

Christina Rusnak is a composer, explorer and cultural catalyst who draws inspiration from the world around her. Passionate about composing about place and the human experience, Rusnak seeks to integrate a sense of context into her music from a variety of sources including landscape, culture, history, ecology and art she strives to communicate something meaningful about the human experience through music. In that vein, she works to write music that is engaging as well as thought provoking.

 

Ms. Rusnak’s compositional palette includes chamber ensemble, orchestra, wind band, choral and solo pieces as well as  jazz, electro-acoustic works and short film.  She is eager to explore new challenges. In addition to composing for the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, in 2009-10 she created a sound art series as composer-in-residence. In 2010-2011 she served as Executive Director for Orchestra 2001. An avid hiker and cultural geographer, she has been commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service, The National Park Service, and Oregon State Parks with over dozen pieces inspired by experiences in their landscapes. In 2018, Ms. Rusnak was commissioned by Kino-Lorber Films to score a silent film for the Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers series. She worked with cultural groups and tribal communities along the Columbia River to compose Wy’am, musically depicting the oldest continuously inhabited place on the North American continent. Rusnak’s work has been performed by amazing musicians at many festivals and concerts across the country. Videos on YouTube

 

A passionate writer and advocate for new music and place, Rusnak’s essays have been published in a variety of sources including New Music Box, Oregon Arts Watch, and the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music. Ms. Rusnak serves on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music and on the advisory board of Signal Fire Arts. Her recordings are available through Amazon, Ariel and Parma Recordings, and Naxos. Her music is published by Rusnak Music Press. (Full biography below)

Christina S. Rusnak

BIOGRAPHY

Christina Rusnak is a composer, explorer and cultural catalyst who draws inspiration from the world around her. Passionate about composing about place and the human experience, Rusnak seeks to integrate a sense of context into her music from a variety of sources including landscape, culture, history, ecology and art she strives to communicate something meaningful about the human experience through music. In that vein, she works to write music that is engaging as well as thought provoking.

 

Ms. Rusnak’s works include chamber, orchestra, wind band, short film, and solo pieces as well as women’s choir, jazz, electro-acoustic works.  She is eager to explore new musical challenges. In addition to composing for the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, in 2009-10 she created a sound art series as composer-in-residence. In 2010-2011 she served as Executive Director for Orchestra 2001. Ms. Rusnak has also received commissions and performances from talented ensembles and performers including The Chris Klaxton Band, Corvus, Citywater and Third Angle New Music Ensembles, Winona State University Wind Band, the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Jeffrey Jacob and cellist Ovidiu Marinescu. In 2016, she traveled to Cuba as part of the People–to-People program to record with Vocal Luna in Havana. 

 

An avid hiker and cultural geographer, she has been commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service, The National Park Service, and Oregon State Parks with over dozen pieces inspired by experiences in their landscapes. In 2014, She composed Life of Ashes about the ravages of fire for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and in 2018, composed a reinterpretation of The Oregon Trail, for the 50th anniversary of the National Scenic Trails and Wild Rivers Acts. Ms. Rusnak was commissioned by Kino-Lorber Films to score the 1913 film, A House Divided, and she worked with cultural groups and tribal communities along the Columbia River to compose Wy’am, musically depicting the oldest continuously inhabited place on the North American continent. Rusnak’s work has been performed across the country including the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and most recently at the Turn UP Festival in Arizona, the Call of the Wild Arts Festival, and the Festival of New American Music. Most recently, she was selected to direct the renowned Composing in the Wilderness Seminar as part of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in July 2019. Upcoming projects include a new wind band piece, and a new choral work. 

 

Originally from an old St. Louis beer family, Ms. Rusnak began composing  at age nine. She earned her Master’s degree in Composition and Arts Leadership at the University of North Texas in 2010, and moved to Portland Oregon in 2012. A passionate writer and advocate for new music and place, Rusnak’s essays have been published in New Music Box, Oregon Arts Watch, and the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music. Christina Rusnak reflects on how composers and performers are “looking at the diverse landscapes in which we live, with their complex human histories and changing values, as the grounds to examine the intersection of place and people—past and present.” (New Music USA 2015-2016 Year in Review). Her intermedia work (film, music, actors) From the Sidewalk, addresses the invisibility of a homeless woman in New York City. 

 

Ms. Rusnak also works with communities and organizations to bring music, and culture into public spaces. In 2016, she presented on Music and Advocacy at the Rural Arts Conference at the University of Iowa. A member of the Landscape Music Composers Network, she serves on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music and on the advisory board of Signal Fire Arts. Her recordings are available through Amazon, Ariel and Parma Recordings, and Naxos. Her music is published by Rusnak Music Press. To listen go to her YouTube Channel.

Christina Rusnak

           

   Christina S. Rusnak

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

2712 NE 13thAve                                                                                                     

Portland, OR, 97212                                                                                          971-275-2534 C

Website: http://www.christinarusnak.com                                            csrusnak27@gmail.com

   

Profile

  • Passionate about composing about place and the human experience, sheintegrates context into her music from landscape, culture, history and art.
  • A composer whose work exhibits a diversity of styles and points of view
  • Repertoire includes Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra, Wind Band, Choral, Jazz, Electro-acoustic Film and Solo works
  • A writer and advocate for New Music, with articles published by New Music Box, Oregon Arts Watch, Landscapemusic.org, IAWM Journal among others

 

Education

Master’s in Music Composition; University of North Texas,Denton, Texas; 2010

Professors and post-graduate composition studies with: David Bithell, Cindy McTee, Jonathan Newman, William Hoshal & Andrea Reinkemeyer

Graduate Certification, Arts Leadership, University of North Texas

Graduate Certification, Cultural Planning, University of British Columbia

Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Management; University of North Texas

 

Leadership & Board Service

Board President,International Alliance for Women in Music, 2020-2022

Director, Composing in the Wilderness, Alaska, 2019

Board Treasurer,International Alliance for Women in Music, 2016-2019

Board Member, Signal Fire Arts, 2015-2018

Board Treasurer, Institute of Management Consultants, 2015-2018

Steering Committee Member, Portland Emerging Arts Leaders, Oregon 2012-2015

Interim Executive Director, Orchestra 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010-2011

Sound Art Curator, Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, 2009-2010

President, University of North Texas, Composers Forum, 2009-2010

 

Additional Professional Affiliations (abbreviated selection)

American Choral Directors Association

American Composers Forum

American Planning Association, ARTS Division

BMI, Writer and Publisher member, Rusnak Music Press

Cascadia Composers (NACUSA northwest chapter)

Chamber Music America

College Band Directors National Association

Intertwine Alliance

Jazz Education Network

Landscape Music Composers’ Network

League of American Orchestras

 

Compositions 

South Pass                       Orchestra                                                            Spring 2021

Water and Stone              Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Percussion           Fall 2020

Fanfare for Justice            French Horn Quartet                                           2020

Fanfare for Justice            French Horn Solo                                                2020

Dune                                 Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello                                  2020

Hyas Tyee Temwata         Adaptable Small Wind Ensemble                        2020/2019

The Coast in Winter          Adaptable Small Wind Ensemble with Soloist    2020/2018

Fanfare                             Quintet for Adaptable Brass                                2020/2007

Small Organisms              Duos & Quartet for Adaptable Winds                  2020/2006

Alaudidae                         Trio for Adaptable Winds and Strings                  2020/1998      

Liberty’s Light                   Women’s A‘capella Choir                                     2019

Passage                           Wind Band                                                            2019

Dusk                                 Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Marimba (piano 2008)      2019

Hyas Tyee Temwata        Wind Band                                                            2019

WYAM, Celilo Falls          Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Fr. Horn, Bass, &           2018

                                         Percussion Quartet

Oregon Trail (3 mvmts)    Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion,           2018

The Coast in Winter         Grade 1 Wind Band, Grade 3 Viola Solo           2018

Tundra Tapestry (v.2)       Flute, English Horn, Cello                                  2018

Contemplation                  Piano                                                                 2018

A House Divided              Viola, Piano (for Kino Films)                              2018

Tundra Tapestry               Flute, Bass Clarinet, Violin                                2017

Passage                           Orchestra                                                           2017

Querido Difunto                Women’s Choir (Translated into Spanish)        2017

Queridos Amados             Women’s Choir (Translated into Spanish)        2017

Glacier Blue                      Cello Solo                                                          2017               

Le Jardin Perdu                Piano                                                                 2016 (Revised)

Dearly Departed               Women’s Choir                                                  2016

The Way Through             Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Marimba                       2015

The Mountain Within         String Orchestra                                              2015

The Life of Ashes              Flute, Viola, Percussion                                  2014

Canyon Voices                  Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Perc  2014

Coal Creek                        2 violins, Bass Clarinet, Marimba                   2013

Teklanika                          Chamber Orchestra & for Oboe, 2 Violins, Piano 2013

Going Rogue                    French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone                   2013

FREE LAND                      Percussion, Flute, Violin, Cello, Trumpet        2012

Sequence: 3,4,5               Percussion, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, VC    2011

Dearly Beloved                 Women’s Choir                                                2011

161 Glass                         Percussion Quartet + Clarinet & Trombone     2010

Rapartee                          Cello and Double Bass Duo                             2010

Cancion del Barco            Flute Solo (Grade 4)                                        2010

HighLine                           Piano, Percussion and Bass                           2009

                                         (Arr. For Jazz Orch. by D. Richards)

Dusk                                 Violin, Clarinet Piano (also Piano Solo)           2008

JARS                                Large Chamber Ensemble                               2008

Unspoken Geography      Tape (Voice with Ambient Sounds)                2008

(Fear)

Chill                                  Piano, Clarinet and Bass                                 2007

                                        (Arr. for Jazz Orch. by D. Richards )

Nunc Dimittis                   Organ                                                                2007

Fanfare                            Trumpet-2, Tombone-2, Tuba (Grade 3-4)      2007

Through Fog                    Piano                                                                2007

The Jar Collection            Chamber Ensemble                                         2007

Fugue for Strings             Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass                                   2007

Kyripo                               Piano                                                                  2006 

Small Organisms              Piano (also strings)(Grade 1-3)                        2006

White Rock Morning        Tape (Eco-Sound)                                             2006

Chat                                 Piano, Trumpet and Violin                                 2005

                                        (Arr. for Jazz Orch. by D. Richards)

From the Sidewalk          Video / Audio Soprano, String Trio and Actors  2005

Allegro                             Piano Solo  (Grade 3-4)                                    2003

Malediction                      Trumpet, Soprano, Piano                                  2000

Cloudburst                       Marimba, Vibes, Timpani, Cello or Bass          1998

Alaudidae                        Flute/Clarinet Duo (Grade 3)                            1998

Musette                           Piano solo (Grade 2-3)                                     1997 (Revised)

 

Performances

Dusk Quartet                      Lincoln Hall, Portland Oregon                        February 2020

Glacier Blue                        Delaware County Comm. College                February 2020

Glacier Blue                        Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York               February 2020

Oregon Trail Suite               FeNAM, Sacramento CA,                              November 2019

Kyripo                                  Women’s Music Festival, Velos, Greece       September 2019

Oregon Trail mvmt 2            Citywater, Sacramento CA,                            May  2019

The Coast in Winter            Winona State University, Minnesota             April 2019

Oregon Trail, mvmt 1          TURN UP Festival, Tucson, AZ                     March 2019

Glacier Blue                        Portland, OR                                                  March 2019

A House Divided                 Kino Lorber Films,                                        November 2018 Release

The Mountain Within          Beaverton Symphony Orchestra                     November 2018

Oregon Trail, mvmt 1          FeNAM, Sacramento CA                                November 2018

Oregon Trail mvmt 3          Portland OR,                                                    October 2018

Oregon Trail, mvmt 1         Michigan Tech Houghton MI,                           October 2018

Oregon Trail mvmt 3.         Atlanta GA,                                                       September 2018

Oregon Trail, mvmt 1         Vallejo, CA, Visions of the Wild Festival          September 2018

Tundra Tapestry v.2           Portland, Oregon                                              May 2018

Glacier Blue                       Michigan Tech Houghton, Michigan                 December 2017

Tundra Tapestry                Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival& Denali         July 2017

Coal Creek                        Portland, OR                                                      May 2017

Glacier Blue                      Portland, OR                                                      April 2017

The Life of Ashes              Intertwine, Portland OR                                    October 2016

White Rock Morning         Eugene Oregon                                                 January 2016

The Way Through             Portland Oregon                                                November 2015

Going Rogue                     Portland Oregon                                                November 2014

The Life of Ashes              Umpqua Valley Arts, Roseburg OR                   December 2014

Chat                                  Portsmouth NH, Parma Music Festival             August 2014

The Life of Ashes             Columbia Arts, Hood River, OR                         August 2014

Adrianna                           Portland, Oregon                                               November 2013

Teklanika                          Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival                       July 2013

Unspoken Geography       

(Fear)                               Voice in the 21stCentury

Flow                                  Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival                      July 2012

161 Glass –                      Dallas Contemporary Museum

Mv. 3, Confluence                                                                                       April 2011

Mv. 2, Light Matters                                                                                    October 2010

Mv. 1, The Floor                                                                                          March 2010

White Rock Morning         Dallas Contemporary Museum                         October 2010

Unspoken Geography      Dallas Contemporary Museum                          March 2010

(Fear)     

Chat                                 University of North Texas, Denton                     November 2008

Fugue for Strings             University of North Texas, Denton                     November 2007

Kyripo                              University of North Texas, Denton                     November 2007

Nunc Dimittus                  University of North Texas, Denton                     November 2007

White Rock Morning        University of North Texas, Denton                     May 2006

 

Recordings

Dusk, Piano Solo              Jazz and Meditations Ariel Records, B08JWTQSXT    2020

                                               Jeffrey Jacobs # 16                                               

Glacier Blue                      Moto Celeste, Navona Records NV 6266                     2020

                                              Parma Recordings, Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello

A House Divided               Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers                              2018

                                              Kino Lorber Films UPC 7 38329 23411 9 Blue Ray  

Le Jardin Perdue              Contemporary Eclectic Music for Piano                        2018

                                                      Ariel Records, B07C53MX3H Jeffrey Jacobs # 14                          

Dearly Departed               Intersections, Ansonica Records AR0002                     2016

Dearly Beloved                       Parma Recordings Sung by Vocal Luna

                                              @ Abdala Studios                                                                         

CHAT                               Parma Music Festival Live / Parma Recordings            2015

Chat Chill, HighLine           Big Round Records, BR8937/ Parma Recordings      2014

                                               Performed by LA Jazz @ Studio City Sound

Kyripo                               Slices, Navona Records NV5874 / Parma Recordings 2012

                                               Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra

Cloudburst                        Masterworks # 10ERM Records                                   2007

                                               Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Commissions and Festivals

2020        Fanfare for Justice for Low Horn Solo and for Horn Quartet by Mark Olsen

2019        Festival of New American MusicOregon Trail

2019        Composing in the Wilderness – Directed the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival composition adventure in Denali Nat’l Park with nine composers

2019        TURN UP Festival, Oregon TrailMe-a-pa-teperformed University of Arizona, Tucson

2018        Festival of New American Music, Oregon Trailperformed by Citywater New Music Ens.

2018        Visions of the Wild Festival, Oregon Trail performed as part of the Landscape Music Rivers and Trails Concert Series

 2018       Oregon Bach Festival, Composer Symposium performance of “Free Land”

2017        A House Divided by Kino Lorber Films, film by Alice Guy Blache

2017        Composing in the Wilderness: Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Tundra Tapestry        

2017        Glacier Blue for solo cello by Third Angle New Music Ensemble

2016        Dearly Departed by Parma Recordings and Vocal Luna

2014        The Way Through for North Cascades National Park

2013        Canyon Voices by Oregon State Parks:Composer in Residence for Cottonwood Canyon State Park

2013        12th AnnualCSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century (The Unspoken Geography)

2012-13   Composing in the Wilderness: Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Denali & Yukon Charley

                      Composed Flow& Teklanika respectively, performed by Corvus

2012        Free Land by Homestead National Monument

2010        Rapartee by Bottom Line Duo

2009-10   161 Glass by Dallas Contemporary Museum for the new Art Space

 

Residencies, Guest Lectures, and Speaking Presentations  

(Online rehearsals excluded)

2022        Residency, Visby International Centre for Composers – deferred from May 2020

2021        Residency, Pine Meadow Ranch Arts– deferred from September 2020

2020        Guest Lecturer, Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon. November

2020        Panelist: New Music Gathering: Landscape Music, June

2020        Guest Composer, Leading Tones Music, May

2019        Guest Composer, Wells School of Music, West Chester University, Pennsylvania, November

2019        Speaker/Presenter: “Getting out of the Studio”,Cascadia Composers (NACUSA), February

2018        Speaker/Presenter: Composing the Oregon Trail”,End of the Oregon Trail Museum. September

2018        Speaker/Presenter: “Composing in the Wilderness”Cascadia Composers (NACUSA), June

2016        Speaker/Presenter: “Music as Advocacy for our Rural Places”,  RUPRI and Art of the Rural:

                      University of IOWA –October 2016

2016        Speaker/Presenter: “Music, Advocacy and participation in our region’s Natural Public Spaces”  INTERTWINE ALLIANCE: ANNUAL SUMMIT

2015        Guest Lecturer: Marylhurst University, “Composing Landscape Music” April

2014        Residency, North Cascades National Park, Washington: composed The Way Through

                Presentation: “Composing Landscape and Culture”

2014        Performance with Presentation: Connecting to the Wilderness through Music

                            Columbia Center for the ARTS,

2012        Residency: Homestead National Monument: composed FREE LAND

                Presentation:  “Composing Landscape and Culture”

 

Panelist

Oregon Cultural Trust grants panelist 2017

Oregon Arts Commission Arts grants panelist 2015 and 2016

 

Published Essays, Articles and Interviews

From the President, Fall 2020, IAWM Journal, Volume 26, No. 2

From the President. Spring 2020, IAWM Journal, Volume 26, No. 1

Landscape Music, Rivers and Trails, November 2018, IAWM Journal, Volume 24, No. 2

Widening Inclusion & Visibility, July 5, 2018, New Music Box

     https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/widening-inclusion-visibility/

Widening Inclusion & Visibility Of Women In Music, May 2018, Jazz.net

     http://jazzednet.org/resources/widening_inclusion/

Composing in the Wilderness, August 2017, Oregon Arts Watch

    http://www.orartswatch.org/composing-in-the-wilderness-1-tundra-tapestry/

Commissioning Landscape Music, June 2017, Landscape Music.org

    http://landscapemusic.org/essays/commissioning-landscape-music/

Solo Hikes: March 2017, Third Angle Buzz

http://thirdangle.org/buzz/buzz/solo-hikes-and-glacier-blue/535/

A Report from Cuba, November 2016, IAWM Journal, Volume 22, No. 2

Landscape Music, September 2, 2016, Oregon Arts Watch

     http://www.orartswatch.org/landscape-music/ 

Music, Travel and the New Music Gathering, May 2016, IAWM Journal, Volume 22, No. 1

New Music and Place: Creating Community, April 25, 2016, New Music Box,

    http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/new-music-and-place-creating-community/ 

Composing Advocacy: Social Voices,April 19, 2016, New Music Box,

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/composing-advocacy-social-voices/

Money, Support and the Voice of New Music,April 13, 2016, New Music Box,

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/money-support-and-the-voice-of-new-music/

New Music as Advocacy for Place, April 4, 2016, New Music Box,

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/new-music-as-advocacy-for-place/

Cascadia’s Women Composers, Crazy Jane, November 2015, IAWM Journal, Volume 21, #2

Composing Landscape Music,July 2015, Landscape Music.org

     http://landscapemusic.org/essays/composing-landscape-music/

Landscape Music as Advocacy, June 2015, Landscape Music.org

http://landscapemusic.org/essays/landscape-music-as-advocacy/

161 Glass:  Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context, Masters’ Thesis; Three movement percussion quartet and the study of site specific music in an urban environment. Commissioned for the new Dallas    Contemporary art space in 2010

Reconstructing Presence:  Human Geography of Brent Phelps’ “On the Trail of Lewis and Clark”, Wandering Scholars, January 2009

50 @ 50: 50 Hikes @ 50 Places of Culture, Essays exploring the integration of physical geography and human and artistic culture; August 2010 – 2017

 

Radio & Online Broadcasts

WRUV 90.1 FM, Burlington Vermont; Glacier Blue II, SKY.March 10, 2020, 9:10am

WCNY  91.3 FM, Syracuse, New York: Diane Jones, “Feminine Fusion”: S4-23: Elemental   Music, Part 2; Glacier Blue. February 8, 2020

Gathering Her Notes: Streaming via http://www.eburgradio.org/, Ellensburg, Washington; Glacier Blue. February 6, 2020 https://www.facebook.com/GatheringHerNotes/posts/3198581223523859

WFCF 88.5 FM, St. Augustine, Florida; “Music of Our Mothers” with Ellen Grolman # 177; Kyripo. June 7, 2017

WPRB 103.3 FM, Princeton, New Jersey; “Classical Discoveries” with Marvin Rosen; Kyripo. September 12, 2012, 6:35 am

 

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

OREGON Arts Commission, 2020 grant to travel to Visby for VICC residency

Oregon Historic Trails Grant, 2018 grant for performance of Oregon Trail

OREGON Arts Commission, 2016 grant to record in Cuba with Vocal Luna

Priddy Fellowship for Arts Leadership, University of North Texas, 2008-2009

 

Artistic Collaborations & Partnerships

Land Art Installation – Merridawn Duckler and Blackfish Gallery August 2021

Score Cover – Adam Simmons, Fanfare for Justice,2020

Score Cover – Theresa Saia, Dusk for Quartet,2020

Score Cover – Christine Rains, The Brook,2020

Score Cover – Susanne Clark, Repartee,2019

Score Cover – Percy Manser, courtesy of Randy Dagel, Wy’am 2018

Score Cover – Alice Guy Blaché, courtesty of Kino Lorber Films, 2018

Score Image – John Ashley, photographer, for Glacier Blue Movement II, SKY 2016

Score Cover – Nancy Hausle-Johnsonm Tundra Tapestry II, 2017

Score Cover – Charlotte Bird, Tundra Tapestry, 2017

Score Cover – Lucianna Rollins Pina, Dearly Beloved & Queridos Amados, 2017

Score Cover – Marybee Kaufmann, Teklanika for both Chamber Ensemble and Orchestra 2016

Score Cover – Courtesty of the National Park Service, The Way Through, 2015

 

Other Experience

Switchback Group, LLC (formerly Christina Rusnak ConsultingSeptember 2011-Present

Arts and Culture consulting:working with communities and organizations to integrate music, and culture into public and environmental spaces. Activities include, Music Curating, Strategic and Tactical Planning, Creative Placemaking, and Organizational Development for music, arts and culture organizations.

 

References

Stephen Lias, Professor, Composition, slias@sfasu.eduPhone: 936-468-4056

William Hoshal, Composer, Orchestrator, williamh@williamhoshal.comPhone 702-204-7558

Andrea Reinkemeyer, Professor of Music, Linfield College, areinkem@linfield.edu(503) 883-2571

 

 

What I love to do

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth.

Compose
90%
Explore
84%
Share Knowledge
97%
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Working

Hours

8965

Hiking Miles

Be fluid. Treat each project differently. Be water, man. The best style is no style. Because styles can be figured out.

"Sound is one of the original elements of the Earth’s ecosystem. Music breathes; giving it breath and beauty is what we call music making."

John Kennedy

"Great time!"

JOHN , Composing in the Wilderness

"Love your pictures, thank you for sharing!"

JOE PARKER, Silent Eko

Contact Info

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