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 snapshots of everyday life, 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 - July 2021
It has been a joy to be part of the online National Women’s Music Festival (NWMF), amongst a cohort of composers presenting 20-minute programs via video selections. and I am grateful to the organisers for this opportunity. Great to meet some of the composers and audience in the chat during the final showing. It is from gatherings like this that we recharge for the future.
In the knowledge that we are in a time when the state of things two months ahead cannot be known, and having now experienced several gig cancellations due to Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, I am happy to announce a new gig now booked with the Newport Folk Club, on the evening of Saturday August 28th. Please see the shows list for the details. I will update things immediately here in the event of a change in the situation/cancellation.
I am happily continuing with the project, so far apparently lockdown-proof, of making the scores from my masters and DCA available through the Australian Music Centre's website. My piece for solo ukulele, Line of Flight (2012) is the latest to have gone through the process. Please visit https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/green-christina where you can click the 'browse works' link to see more - the page is growing.
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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.