Christina Green is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, composer and performer. She has been active in the folk/acoustic/café scene since 1989, in both Melbourne and London.
Christina’s songs tell stories of people and events that have inspired her, and bring together politics, spirituality, quirky vignettes and tales, and personal stories. Musically, Christina has absorbed many influences including elements from trad. folk and activist folk/protest songs, folk/rock, blues/jazz, punk and cabaret/chanson, with some inspiration from the French popular chanson, and Canadian folk duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle along the way. She enjoys combining many strands in a set, also including occasional instrumentals.
Christina’s first CDs Dreaming Me (1998) and Separation Street (2001) were recorded at Overtones Studio, London with Felix Macintosh and Liv Elliot. In the mid-2000s she worked with then Dandenong Ranges-based musician Janette Geri to create Sitting On Saturna (2008), and her most recent recording, the double CD Some Days/Life I Can Live (2017, comprising 28 tracks - 24 songs and 4 instrumentals) ) was recorded by Melbourne’s Hugh McDonald and Brian Baker (with smaller contributions from Gerald Putnam and Neil Robertson), and launched across multiple gigs in Melbourne and Central Victoria from May-September 2017.
Christina continues to work on songs, finding new musical terrain in recent years through exploring the ukulele. She is also active as a composer in Melbourne and beyond, and makes regular appearances at the Elbow Room concerts of the Melbourne Composers’ League. Her works have been performed by a range of ensembles and soloists in Melbourne, Sydney, the US, and in London and Brighton, UK. A selection of Christina's works is published by Wollongong based Wirripang: Home of Australian Composers - you can view this here. You can also view her Australian music center profile here; this gives detailed information about Christina's composition practice and projects, with links to her scores now available through the AMC.