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 - February 2020
With 2020 in full swing, I am looking forward to eleven appearances between mid-February and June. Please see the shows list for details. It is a great joy to be joining my collaborator Neesy Smith for performances with her new band Neesy and The White Pearls (Neesy Smith, vocals/small percussion, Michelle Chandler, guitar, Leanne Arvanitakis-Hall, drums/percussion, Pia Nesvara, bass and Sue Carr Amico, accordion), as keyboard/harmonica/melodica player. 2020 is shaping up as a year for more keyboard and piano playing, but I will still be out there with guitar and ukulele as the mainstay of my original songs. Hope to see you at a gig soon.
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.