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 - March 2020
As of 23/3 all my upcoming gigs have been cancelled due to changes in life in Melbourne and elsewhere as we adjust to Covid-19/Coronavirus and follow safety requirements. My thoughts are with the folk who have invested huge effort in mounting festivals and events that must now be cancelled or postponed, and on all the work involved. Meanwhile I wish everyone well, including those who are sick. I am not alone in the loss of gigs, and am grateful for my ongoing links in the arts community. Let’s write our songs, practice, stay in shape for a better day, share our music in other ways and do everything we can to give support where we see a need. Let’s buy what we need, not stockpile at others’ expense. Let’s also stay focused on wider environment issues which are still pressing. Stay well, safe, and stay in touch.
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.