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
Gearing up for the Sacrededge Festival coming up on Friday 4th - Sunday 6th May, at Queenscliff. I am delighted and really looking forward to performing and story-sharing amongst a wonderful group of performers and presenters at this festival which is happening across various venues in the town, centred at the Uniting Church (85 Hesse Street). The Welcome to Country is at 7pm Friday evening, and the festival concludes on Sunday around 3:30pm, with a theme of 'Glimpse the Gift of Diversity' running through the performances, activities and events. My own appearances are a lunchtime concert on Saturday at 12:15pm and a Songs and Story session on Saturday at 6:15pm, both in the Bay Room at QUC. Full details on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SacredEdgeFestival/ and please also see http://www.unitingqueenscliff.org.au/Queens…/SacredEdge.html and bookings link https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=321771. SacredEdge is a festival of arts, music and ideas held each year since 2014 at the Uniting Church in Queenscliff, exploring the sacred, justice, mindfulness and inclusive community.
Rehearsals are in progress 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.
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.
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.