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.
Cloudburst, released in 2007 on ERM Media’s Masterworks of the New Era v. 10, 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. Her electro-acoustic piece, FEAR: The Unspoken Geography was chosen in 2013 for the 12th Annual CSUF New Music Festival: Voice in the 21st Century. The same year, Parma Recordings released Kyripo on the “Slices” album.
An avid hiker, Ms. Rusnak has explored many of our Parks and Wilderness areas. At Homestead National Monument in 2012, she composed Free Land, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act. Canyon Voices was composed for Oregon State Parks’ Cottonwood Canyon and the John Day River. In addition, she has composed works for the U.S. Forest Service, and for Denali, Yukon Charley and North Cascades National Parks. Parma Recordings released her jazz compilation, Chat, Chill, Highline, in 2014. Visit her website.
Crazy Jane Prevails, 2015
The Way Through
Crazy Jane Inner Nature, 2014
Crazy Jane Misbehaves, 2013