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 - April/May 2019
A group of performances beginning with the United in Voice benefit for the Cranbourne food truck on 30/4 and going through April is underway. I am still absorbing the good energy and audience response to the Women in Song concert at the Gem Theatre, Emerald, part of PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald) 2019, and want to express thanks to the folk at PAVE for another wonderful festival. Thanks too to all who were involved in creating the Melbourne Composers' League Elbow Room concert on 14/4, including my occasional accordion collaborator Peter Anderson, who joined me for a short set of songs.
A highlight over Easter is a return appearance at the Clydesdale Easter Hootenanny and Tomato Tussle on Easter Saturday (20/4) - details on shows page. My appearance on Sunday April 28th at The Kraut, Preston, advertised in the shows list, has unfortunately been cancelled.
Looking ahead to May, I am excited that my second piece for string orchestra, Land, Sea, Sky (2017), is being performed by the Southern Cross Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of its new conductor, Dr Houston Dunleavy, at the Southern Cross Philharmonia Orchestra Gala Re-launch concert at St Oswald's Anglican Church, Glen Iris. Details are on the shows page and at https://www.scphil.com/ and https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/event/southern-cross-philharmonia-orchestra-gala-re-launch-1. Works by Eve Duncan, Houston Dunleavy, Christina Green and Antonín Dvořák; featuring violist Brett Deubner.
Behind the scenes, background work continues. Adding to recordings in hand, tidying scores, working on a couple of new things, with ideas brewing for later in 2019.
With best wishes for Easter and beyond
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.