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/November 2018
I had a wonderful time performing with my Sydney-based collaborator Catherine Golden (double bass) at the Melbourne Composers' League's Elbow Room concert at Montsalvat, Eltham, and at a house concert we did in Brunswick. It was a joy to be part of a beautiful program involving music by an array of composers and performed by excellent musicians at Montsalvat, and thanks go to our lovely audience and host for making it such a great house concert.
Due to unanticipated organisational changes, the concert on November 9th at Henry’s Burger Bar and Cafe in Rosebud (Christina Green and Hayley Anderson) is not going ahead. I hope to let you know of another performance featuring our duo work soon. Meanwhile I look forward to providing music at a Pet Blessing event at St John’s Toorak and to a return to Writers’ Block at the Lomond (#43) (see gigs).
With best wishes as the year turns and longer days arrive.
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.