Christina Carter








Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar, piano and keys. For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the group's music; and recently, investigated 'the song' as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on 'the word'.

In addition to performing extensively as a solo artist, Christina has played and recorded in various groups and duos with Maria Chavez, Loren Connors, Dredd Foole, Sandy Ewen, Ryan Edwards and Thurston Moore. She is also a permanent member of Scorces (with vocalist/pedal steel player Heather Leigh).

Concurrent with her work as a musician, Christina has expanded her involvement in writing and visual art. Her poetry has been published by The Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Glass Eye, and Shelter Press. In 2007, her art piece Forever 21 appeared at Salon Mijangos in San Antonio, Texas as part of a concert/exhibit featuring Tom Carter and Tetuzi Akiyama.

Christina currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her most recent releases include Four Woman's Quartet (Wist) and Texas Modern Exorcism (Many Breaths).