Christina Green is a songwriter, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist working in both the folk/acoustic and contemporary classical music contexts. Spanning styles from folk/rock to cabaret/chanson, her songs convey stories, observations and experiences with polished lyrics and guitar work, strong images and storytelling, and are complemented in live performances by occasional instrumental pieces. As a composer Christina writes in a range of styles, with recent works for piano combining jazz and classical elements.
“Christina sums up the 21st century lyrically and musically in 2 verses and a chorus. Her ability to make every word count is astonishing ”
— Baker Street Studios, Melbourne
News - October 2020
As some of our lockdown restrictions begin to ease, I am continuing to enjoy songwriter/composer group get-togethers on Zoom, as well as the live-streams and videos of favourite artists, as my way of staying connected with the music life. The Zoom mode of meeting has brought the unexpected benefit of enabling participation from folk in other time zones and regions. In September it was an honour to be able to give a presentation drawing together threads from my songwriting life and involvement in Buddhist practice to members of the Musicians' Climate Crisis Network, with which I am involved (https://www.musicforawarmingworld.org/musicians-network). 2020 has been a great writing year for me, and I am looking forward to launching new work as new opportunities open up and live performing life hopefully begins to return. I am trying to organise a group of older songs for re-release before launching into new recording projects.
The link to Western Sydney University’s Make Music Day virtual music showcase, co-curated by Associate Professor Sally Macarthur and Dr Clare Maclean, is still live, and my piece Edge Sky Self (text by the late Candy Royalle), commissioned by Melbourne’s Homophonic! ensemble and performed in concerts at La Mama Carlton in late January and early February this year, as part of the annual Midsumma Festival, is in the New Classical Music area (https://www.hca.westernsydney.edu.au/sites/makemusicday/).
Best wishes and stay safe
An in-depth interview in which Christina talks about her songwriting journey has been done by UK-based musician, writer and artist Walki Freedreamer, who has worked with Christina as a musician/collaborator and sound engineer. The interview has been published in Amplified, a journal for music lovers in British Mensa. Walki has made the interview available online at https://lordwalkiwolf.livejournal.com/18819.html.
A new CD release, Melbourne Composers' League - Celebrating Twenty Years, includes a group of four short piano pieces written and performed by Christina from her Suite from Sighting Silence, Sounding Image, a work mostly composed on collaborative residency at the Bundanon Arts Trust, Shoalhaven Region, NSW, with visual artist Dr Flossie Peitsch, in 2012. The CD can be purchased online at http://www.melbournecomposersleague.com/celebrating-twenty-years/. Christina is delighted to have work included on the CD, which was launched at Montsalvat, Eltham, on November 12th 2017.