Christina Higham is an Australian composer, musician and performer based in Melbourne. At the moment, her focus is on composing for the piano. She is constantly drawn to explore it's endless sonic possibilities. The huge dynamic scope and sensitivity of the piano are what most inspire her, as she continues to find new sounds and melodies, tease out emotions, and investigate tension and release.
Her latest release is an EP titled Bodies of Water. It was composed in response to Ian Urbina's best selling book of investigative journalism: The Outlaw Ocean , and is part of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.
The four tracks on the EP feature field recordings taken by Urbina during his reporting. Fractions like whale calls, fisherman chanting, and icebergs melting are woven into piano compositions.
Christina has released music with 1631 Recordings and Decca Publishing, NYC label Sonder House, and Silent Beat records of Germany, and has appeared on numerous piano compilations. Her most popular single The Coldest Day of the Year, released in 2019 has been streamed more than 3 million times.
Nomads Like Us is Christina's collaborative art music side project, created with composer Victoria Cotta. Their live audio visual performance for film and two pianos, "The Unravelling" was awarded Best Music Show at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Christina is currently working on a number of new projects, including her debut album.