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 snapshots of everyday life, 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 - January/February 2021
Gathering threads and enjoying beginning to play again as I find opportunities to do so. It is great to have the chance to start to work in the many new songs I wrote through the lockdowns/2020 in live settings, and to reconnect face-to-face with musical friends, collaborators and music lovers. As Melbourne moved into its 'snap' five-day lockdown (13-17/2/21) my appearance originally planned for the evening of Wednesday 17th February at The Drunken Poet was a casualty, but I am delighted that it has been re-booked by the venue on the evening of Wednesday 24th March, 8:00pm (see shows). Hoping the lockdown is effective, and that we can move back into a less restricted state soon, with this new date hopefully well clear even if there is an extension of the planned five days.
Wishing all well for 2021. May we move joyfully and courageously into this new year with hope backed by ongoing efforts to stay Covid safe and build our life with patience and skill, bringing whatever may have been good in 2020 with us.
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.