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
A late change of venue for PAVE festival performance, Emerald - the Hills Art Market has been cancelled due to predicted inclement weather - show now taking place at The HIVE (Old Bakery), behind the Commonwealth Bank, Main Street, Emerald, 12:15pm (not 12:00pm as previously advertised). The program at The HIVE will run from 11:15am - 4:15pm.
April is a busy month, with performances at Littlefoot Bar, Footscray with Dean Lombard (12/4), PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts) Festival in Emerald (14/4) and Blue Bean Love Café, Hepburn Springs (29/4) - full details in Shows list. A virtually unplanned appearance at the Clydesdale Easter Hootenanny was a highlight of March, with thanks to the organisers and sound engineer who made this a great day with fun events and fundraising for the Clydesdale Hall.
Rehearsals are beginning on my work for string orchestra, Land, Sea, Sky (2017). The Penrith Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Terracini, will perform the work at their 30th Anniversary Gala Concert on Saturday 26th May, 8pm. Details at https://www.pso.org.au/2018-season.
A new 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.