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 - August/September 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 two concerts with my Sydney-based collaborator Catherine Golden (double bass) - we will perform at the Melbourne Composers' League's Elbow Room concert on Sunday September 30th at Montsalvat, Eltham, and on Saturday at a house concert in Brunswick (see gigs). A house concert originally planned for September 22 (with Hayley Anderson, violin) has been cancelled due to circumstances unforeseen at the time of planning, but a duo gig is now looking likely in November, to be confirmed soon (please stay tuned for details).
Thoroughly recharged by a two-week break in the US including a week at the SummerSongs songwriting camp in New York State, making new friends and living and breathing the songwriting journey with them, I have songs flowing, and look forward to picking up recording threads. An appearance at the Alex Legg Memorial Foundation Stage and Songwriting Sessions on 16/8 at the Skylark Room, Upwey, in a round robin shared with Suzette Herft and Rick Hart, was an enjoyable way back into performing at home. I am also putting the finishing touches on a body of composed work and beginning to look at new projects in that are too.
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.