Photos © by Rodney Bursiel,

© 2019 SITE by the Grateful Cellist

 

MEET DIRJE, learn why cello

is the voice of her life, her work

 

Billy Crockett of Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio  interviews Dirje with Kate Potter, watch excerpts here.(Dirje's original music is the soundtrack for this video.)

Cellist

 

Freelance improvisational cellist, accompanying various artists in multiple genres, based out of Johnson City, Texas. Supporting artists in the studio and live on the road for 20-plus years. 

 

Certified Music Practitioner:

--Available to create live,  in-the-moment comfort  with her cello in hospices, hospitals, and private homes.

Studio work:

--Available for studio work

--Comfortable across genres

--Creates her own parts

 

Live Performances:

--Creative collaboration is a strength

--Able to flow with last-minute changes

--Experienced across multiple venue types

Co-Designing and Hosting Creative Retreats Abroad:

--Musician in Residence for Descanso Creative Passages, Retreat and Residency

 

"Dirje Childs is the total musician, classically trained, but also with an incredible gift for improvisation. I've never known a better sideman or a quicker study. Performing with her is a seamless joy. Dirje is the King Kong of Cello!"

- Pierce Pettis

 

 

 

 

 

Composer

 

Self-taught composer, performing and recording orignal music.  Most recent release is a contemplative CD with lush multi-layered cello and beautiful narration by Kate Potter.

Writing Music for Comfort and Rest:

New instrumental works are already on the horizon, some especially written for those in need of comfort and rest.

Cross-Genre Collaboration:

Dirje has a passion for collaboration, and is open to co-creating pieces and ambient installations with artists across mediums, in galleries and museums.

 

 Tour on the Horizon:

Currently we are planning for 2020...more information to come.

 "She plays the cello like

it's an extension of the heart; 

every hidden hurt,

every secret joy

comes alive when her bow

hits the strings."

Counselor

 

Licensed Professional Counselor and professional trainer with 20-plus years experience with groups and individuals across a variety of clinical settings.

Retreats and Workshops with Cello:

--Conducts retreats, workshops 

and seminars related to the call to a peaceful and artful life.

Contemplative Services:

--Creates beautiful candlelit services and enjoys collaborating with others and playing for worship or meditation.

"Dirje's cello sings of a deep river. Her smile does too."

- Billy Crockett

PURCHASE THIS CD
Four Contemplations: the Alchemy of Stillness

Experience Dirje's latest CD with narrations by Kate Potter, noted Canadian Yoga instructor (Namaste TV).  Reset your calm with Kate's meditations, and Dirje's original

multi-layered cello pieces.