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
Christina will launch a new work at the Melbourne Composers' League Elbow Room concert at Wesley Anne, 250 High Street Northcote, on Sunday March 18th. Start time 2:00pm, entry $10. Works by Paul Moulatlet, Howard Dillon, Silvia Simons, Peter Tahourdin, Johanna Selleck, Peter Graham, Livia Judge, and Julian Cafarella will be performed. Please see shows list for further details.
Preparations for the Sacrededge Festival at Queenscliff are underway, with a launch event on Wednesday March 21st at which Christina will speak about her songwriting/performing and play a few songs. Social activist Bill Ethell, also involved in the festival, will speak about his work in sustainable housing, Aboriginal support and helping refugees find work in their trade. Please see shows list for details.
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.