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Kate Rissiek is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada who has performed under the name Rusalka since 2007. Employing theremin and other electronics, Rusalka achieves visceral and, at times, abrasive sounds in her exploration of subconscious states and the dark recesses of human nature.  A struggle between filth and transcendence occurs which stirs together crude electronics and an ethereal electromagnetic grasp for emergence. Her recent work often features subtle, yet profound, shifts in mood, timbre, and focus demonstrating a fervent refusal to clearly delineate between introspection and observation.

May 29th 2020
Rusalka Interview - A Noise Special
CITR 101.9 FM Vancouver
Archive Sound File

Dec. 18th 2019
Live sets / interviews Archived on mixcloud
KPFA 94.1 - The No Other Radio Network - Berkeley, California

Rusalka live at Send + Receive - October 20 2019

dystopian drift

First and only installment of Dystopian Drift - aired June 3rd, 2019, 10-11pm (PST)
Sadly No Fun Radio has stopped operations but the show archive is Here.

Hosted by Kate Rissiek and Michael Nine.
Noise, spoken word and heavy electronics from yesterday to now.
Difficult listening for dissonant pleasure.

April 8th 2019 - Vancouver, BC
Terminal City Experimental
Live Collaboration with Whip of the UFO on No Fun Radio
Show Archive Link

2018 Tour Photos
2018 Europe Tour
Image and Video Galleries


Twenty Sixteen Tour
UK and Europe Pictures

2016 Tour Photos

Rusalka 17.12.2016 in Tukikohta - Oulu, Finland

The Burrow CITR 101.9 Vancouver, B.C. - Episode September 12, 2016
Vancouver sound artist Kate Rissiek, aka Rusalka, joins as a guest host.
Music from machines, insects, spirits, and lastly, humans.

2015 Pacific Northwest Tour Pictures

2015 Tour Photos

Vancouver Noisefest V 18.04.2015

Vancouver Noisefest III 05.05.2013

Ende Tymes Festival 25.5.2013