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 - April/May 2021
The journey back into regular performing has unfolded through March and April. It was a joy to play at The Drunken Poet to friends and other audience members, with the energy of St Patrick’s Day still in the air. April has brought two performances, a week apart, of my song cycle Songs in a Time of Coronavirus (2020), at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Box Hill at the Melbourne Composers’ League’s Elbow Room concert, and at Bar 303 in Northcote, in a feature spot at the Darebin Songwriters’ Guild’s regular session. In the coming months I will be recording the cycle, aiming to capture the flow of the eight songs as a group that I have been able to develop through these performances. It is nearly a year since the original planned premiere of this work had to be put on hold due to restrictions as Melbourne’s second lockdown began, and it has been very celebratory to be able to give these two performances in both the composition and songwriting contexts in which I am active, with thanks to both groups for the opportunities and to the DSG for the chance to talk about the process of writing the songs. It is great to be reconnecting with musicians through other open mic and song gatherings too.
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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.