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 - June 2021
The journey back into regular performing, which was going well, has met an unexpected hurdle with Melbourne’s new lockdown, and sadly the Newport Folk Festival, in which I had a gig on the 27th of June, has now been cancelled. Meanwhile I am delighted about being part of an online event, the US-based National Women’s Music Festival (NWMF) as part of the Composers’ Recitals section. I am amongst a cohort of composers who will be presenting 20-minute programs via video selections, with an extra offering also accepted to be included as a film. The festival runs from June 30 - July 4, and the Composers’ Recitals are on July 1-3, 3:00pm -5:00pm CST (central standard time USA, that is 6:00am-8:00am AEST, we are 15 hours ahead). My film and recital set are scheduled first on Thursday July 1 and Saturday July 3, which is Friday July 2nd and Sunday July 4 AEST (6-8am). I am grateful to the organisers for this unexpected opportunity and for all their efforts to make this online festival happen. More information including ticketing at https://www.nwmf.info. Please note - in the date window for this event that is visible on the main page I have been able to show the start time of my first showing and the end time of my second showing, in AEST.
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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.