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 - September/October 2021
As lockdown #6 continues in Melbourne, live gigging remains on hold. Perhaps a little live sharing of music at a picnic may be in the near future, as some restrictions are about to be eased, and a little freedom returned. I'm enjoying continuing working on things behind-the-scenes, writing new songs in the last few months. I'm also excited to have found a new home for my CDs, with Goldenrod Music. Links to the main page and to my own page are up, the last two links in the site-wide links at the top of the pages here (music note symbols #4 and #5). It is great to be in the company of artists whose music I have loved for years, some of whom I have connected with through songwriting events and online. Another recent highlight has been participating in the online Music and Spirituality Symposium coordinated by Western Sydney University, in collaboration with the Sydney Sacred Music Festival. Recast as an online event after postponement last year, this was a wonderful chance to share work and ideas and hear a great range of presentations. I was able to speak about my approach to compositional practice during Covid times.
It has also been a pleasure to be involved in the creation of a video with La Trobe University film students, part of a series about Darebin. I am delighted to be featured with Bruce Watson and Chris Maunders in Unexpected Music of Darebin, directed by Leif Street, with selections of our music and thoughts on music life. Please visit https://www.fusedarebin.com.au/latrobefilm where the video is fourth in the 'now showing' stream. Direct link: https://youtu.be/_nWZNBgepIQ.
My efforts at making the scores from my masters and DCA available through the Australian Music Centre's website continue. 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.
Wishing all well, past the shortest day and on …
Stay safe and connected
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.