Christina Rusnak is a multifaceted composer whose work reflects a diversity of styles and points of view. Passionate about Landscape, Geography and Art as an expression of human experience, she actively seeks to integrate facets of all of these into her work. Her goal is to compose music that is thought provoking, engages the performers and, hopefully, the audience as well. Her work has taken her across the country. Cloudburst, released in 2007 launched Ms. Rusnak’s musical exploration of place and space. The Dallas Contemporary Museum commissioned her to create a work celebrating their new art space at 161 Glass in 2009, and organizing their sound art series New Sounds. In addition she composed for the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act and for the formation of Cottonwood Canyon State Park in Oregon. Teklanika was performed at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in 2013. In 2014, Ms. Rusnak was commissioned by the US Forest service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Parma Recordings released her jazz compilation, Chat, Chill, Highline in November 2014. Ms. Rusnak explored North Cascades National Park as 2014 Artist in Residence. Ms. Rusnak holds her Masters in Composition degree from the University of North Texas. She has studied with Cindy McTee, David Bithell, and Jonathan Newman.

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