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 - November 2023
Following a wonderful weekend at the Irish and Celtic Music Festival in Yass NSW in September, I am looking forward to returning to the Maldon Folk Festival (3-6/11) after many years. My appearances at Maldon include the 2023 Roddy Read Memorial Songwriting Contest finalists’ concert/performances, where I am delighted to be playing my shortlisted song. I also look forward to performing at Ringwood East Folk/VFMC in the week following Maldon. Details in Shows list. I have continued to work on recording and ongoing writing through 2023, giving first performances of new songs along the way, and premiering a new instrumental piece at the Melbourne Composers’ League’s October Elbow Room concert.
With good wishes as the warmer weather and final months of 2023 arrive.
2021 video featuring Bruce Watson, Chris Maunders and myself, directed by Leif Street:
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.