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 - June/July 2018
I am delighted that my new work for string orchestra, Land, Sea, Sky (2017) was performed by the Penrith Symphony Orchestra at the Joan Sutherland Centre in late May, and was well received by the audience there. Plans are coming together for some singer-songwriter house concerts later in the year, which is exciting; these are now listed, with more details to follow.
Strands of recording are underway, and I am looking forward to adding to these in the near future, working toward a group of re-releases and a group of new/unreleased songs concurrently. A round of connection with fellow singer-songwriters - working on songs, listening and performing, celebrating the songwriting life - is the ongoing bedrock of my activities through everything. A great afternoon with the Darebin Songwriters' Guild earlier in June was a good chance to polish a couple of newer songs that have emerged since my double CD release and related gigs. I am also looking forward to further songwriting opportunities in the coming month or so, with a chance to work on some new ideas that have been sitting on the back burner for a while.
Be warm! We have already passed the shortest day!
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.