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
The Penrith Symphony Orchestra's 30th Anniversary Gala Concert approaches, on Saturday 26th May, 8pm. I am delighted that my new work Land, Sea, Sky (2017) will be performed on this occasion. For details of the concert, please visit https://www.pso.org.au/2018-season.
Gigs at the Blue Bean Love Café, Hepburn Springs, Littlefoot Bar in Footscray and PAVE Festival, Emerald, were highlights of April, and thanks to all involved. Plans are coming together for some house concerts later in the year, which is exciting. More details to follow in a while. I look forward to returning to the Darebin Songwriters' Guild for its session on Sunday June 3rd. Please note that the concert at Old St Martin's Chapel/Harkaway Hall, Belgrave Heights (14/10) has been cancelled and is no longer listed in upcoming shows.
I am 'new CD dreaming' - enough material already in hand, with some new songs recently completed. I look forward to a space to write some more around mid-year, and to continuing to record bit by bit.
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.