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ONLINE

IN THE PRESS

WECT TV (Wilmington, NC) – http://www.wect.com/story/38473002/from-the-river-to-the-ocean-tour-makes-first-stop-in-wilmington

WUNC “The State of Things” (NPR, North Carolina) – http://wunc.org/post/canadian-musician-creates-audiovisual-project-inspired-wilmington

Yes! Weekly (North Carolina) – http://yesweekly.com/canadian-flute-player-and-filmmaker-performs-live-soundtrack-music/

Encore (North Carolina) – http://www.encorepub.com/layers-of-emotion-composer-uses-music-and-film-to-build-a-narrative-on-the-human-experience/

Triad City Beat (North Carolina) – https://triad-city-beat.com/pride-cucalorus-rozalind-mcphail-create-bowl-flute-loops/

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland) https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/blog/2/17-women-directed-films-to-see-at-the-nickel-independent-film-festival

Saltwater Stories – Review of St. John’s Premiere of FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN (St. John’s, Newfoundland) https://saltwaterstories.net/2017/05/16/push-and-pull-of-memories-the-st-johns-premiere-of-rozalind-macphails-from-the-river-to-the-ocean

The Overcast (St. John’s, Newfoundland) https://theovercast.ca/a-sneak-peak-of-rozalind-macphails-ecma-winning-audio-visual-project

CBC Radio Interview (St. John’s, Newfoundland) http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/st-john-s-morning-show/segment/12544064

The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland)     http://www.thetelegram.com/living/entertainment/2017/5/7/st–john-s-musician-rozalind-macphail-returns-from-ecmas-with-mo.html

Saltwater Stories (online publication) https://saltwaterstories.net/2017/04/27/leave-a-note-place-and-memory-in-the-music-of-rozalind-macphail/

The Overcast (St. John’s, Newfoundland) https://theovercast.ca/day-3-an-album-inspired-by-the-death-of-artist-graham-howcraft

Flute Examiner (Online Publication) http://thefluteexaminer.com/interview-canadian-flutist-rozalind-macphail

Star News (Wilmington, North Carolina) http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainment/20161109/cucalorus-22-beyond-film—-music-performance-art-comedy-all-part-of-fest

Rogue Valley Messenger (Rogue Valley, Oregon)                                                                           http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/he-hated-pigeons-live-sounds-in-spite-of-lost-love

The Overcast (St. John’s, Newfoundland) http://theovercast.ca/rozalind-macphail-to-live-score-a-film-during-this-years-sji-womens-film-festival/

Encore (Wilmington, North Carolina) http://www.encorepub.com/head-first-into-cucalorus-artist-in-residence-rozalind-macphail-debuts-visual-album/

WILMA (Wilmington, North Carolina) http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/November-2014/November-Spotlight/

Sea and be Scene (Online Publication) http://seaandbescene.com/2013/11/rozalind-macphail-launches-her-head-first/

The Independent (St. John’s, Newfoundland) http://theindependent.ca/2013/11/29/flouting-convention-new-release-explores-flutes-films-and-the-unknown/

Sea and be Scene “The Painted Houses Project by Rozalind MacPhail” (Online Publication) http://seaandbescene.com/2011/04/the-painted-houses-project-by-rozalind-macphail/

SOCAN “Featured Artist of the Month” (Online Publication) http://www.socan.ca/jsp/en/pub/interactive/RozalindMacPhail.jsp

QUOTES

“It‘s easy to fall for the eclectic sounds of this creative mastermind, and you will probably get lost in your imagination while falling. This artist is known to base her work on the realities of life, yet the airy and poetic tones of the flute, woven throughout electronic landscapes and other sound compilations may very well guide your spirit to a magical land of your own creation.” – Pamela Hodder (Rock Eden Magazine)

Gemeinhardt President & CEO, David Pirtle says, ”Gemeinhardt is thrilled to sponsor the creative artistry of Canada’s looping flutist, Rozalind MacPhail. She is a dynamic and gifted performer who inspires through her lively audio-visual performances and interactive music workshops.”

“Musical genius with fab filmmaking skills” – Candice Walsh (St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival)

“One of Canada’s leading flutists in looping and live scoring for film. Her new album, FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN, is a breath of fresh air. MacPhail’s passion and skill on the flute is obvious; She inspires the listener with uplifting melodies and dance-inducing grooves. MacPhail is forging new territory for musicians everywhere. I highly recommend everyone listen to this album!” – Amanda Taylor (The Flute Examiner)

“Rozalind MacPhail weaves a wicked and magical soundscape with exceptional imagination and an artistry that is both visionary and innovative.” – Viviana Guzman (The Flute View)

“Rozalind MacPhail knows no boundaries. A classically trained flutist and electro-music renegade, MacPhail has covered the length of the country playing her compositions and leaving art in her wake.” – Ken Simmons (The Telegram)

“Rozalind MacPhail, St. John’s troubadour flutist, best flute on both coasts.” Doc Pickles (Wavelength Music Series)

BIOGRAPHIES

SHORT BIO

“It‘s easy to fall for the eclectic sounds of this creative mastermind, and you will probably get lost in your imagination while falling.“ (Rock Eden Magazine)

Innovative Gemeinhardt Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live. MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. She explores new ways to combine image and sound, in works that speak honestly of place, person and the human experience. www.rozalindmacphail.com

LONG BIO

“It‘s easy to fall for the eclectic sounds of this creative mastermind, and you will probably get lost in your imagination while falling.“ (Rock Eden Magazine)

Innovative Gemeinhardt Touring Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live. MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. She explores new ways to combine image and sound, in works that speak honestly of place, person and the human experience.
MacPhail is the first-ever Canadian artist sponsored by the Gemeinhardt family, one of the music industry’s largest exclusive manufacturer of flutes and piccolos. Gemeinhardt President & CEO, David Pirtle says, ”Gemeinhardt is thrilled to sponsor the creative artistry of Canada’s looping flutist, Rozalind MacPhail. She is a dynamic and gifted performer who inspires through her lively audio-visual performances and interactive music workshops.”

MacPhail grew up in Canada on a small group of islands nestled in the harbour of Toronto, Ontario called Toronto Island. She has lived in many parts of Canada but it was the artistically vibrant city of St. John’s, Newfoundland that stole her heart.

Following years of classical music performance training at the Etobicoke School of the Arts,  University of Toronto and University of Ottawa, she has pursued her interest in a wide range of musical genres, while performing as guest flutist with other artists, including Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, Elliott Brood and Pick a Piper.

  • MacPhail created an album for Yin Yoga home practice in 2018 for the RPM ChallengeLOVE AND LET BE
  • MacPhail created an album of meditation music in 2017 for the RPM ChallengeSUNSET SUNRISE. It was nominated for ECMA Electronic Recording of the Yearand MusicNL’s Instrumental Recording of the Year.
  • From 2015 – 2016, MacPhail collaborated with Canadian film director, Ingrid Veninger, improvising a live score of original music for her award-winning feature film, HE HATED PIGEONS which has screened at film festivals worldwide.
  • MacPhail has performed at the National Flute Convention and the Canadian Flute Convention.
  • MacPhail’s audio-visual project, FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN premiered in 2016 at Gros Morne Summer Music and the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was nominated for MusicNL Instrumental Recording of the Year and ECMA Electronic Recording of the Year.
  • HEAD FIRST, MacPhail’s collaborative audio-visual DVD project was released at the Banff Centre and also was co-presented with St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival at St. John’s LSPU Hall.  This project represents seven years of work curating and collaborating with musicians and filmmakers from across Canada.  The US premiere of HEAD FIRST took place in North Carolina at the 20th Annual Cucalorus Film FestivalHEAD FIRST was nominated for an ECMA and a MusicNL Award

Performance Highlights: NewFest, First Night Raleigh, Cameron Art Museum, Cat’s Cradle, Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Banff Centre, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Canadian Flute Convention, Cucalorus Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, Nickel Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Gros Morne Summer Music, Sound Symposium, National Flute Convention, MusicNL Week and TEDx St. John’s.

Rozalind seeks opportunities to create music for film, particularly through live performance synchronized to image. She looks forward to performing her original music worldwide, while connecting with audiences of all ages. As a music clinician, Rozalind has presented workshops in Canada and the United States in flute performance, live scoring for film, looping through Ableton Live and music career development.

REVIEWS


Independent – Rozalind MacPhail – Edgework

9-out-of-10

Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper July 23, 2008 – Yorkton, SK. Canada

Oh my, sometimes musicians just find a way to make you go wow! That’s exactly what Rozalind MacPhail accomplished on the song Tofino Kiss, the opening cut of her CD Edgework. To begin with, there was MacPhail’s voice, happy, unique, clear. It carries a sweetness which is memorable. That said, it is a voice which is enhanced by the fact MacPhail is wise enough to allow it to slip into the background. At those moments she remains central to the music, as she plays her flute. Now I will admit to my ear the flute, when handled by a fine musician, can be one of the most hauntingly beautiful instruments. In this case it is used to wonderful affect. MacPhail attended several music schools in Canada and abroad, having become both a long-term resident at the Banff Centre and an Artist-In-Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, and the experience shows as her flute work obviously draws on the traditions of several cultures. The music is overall modern pop-oriented. No it’s not bubblegum sweet, but rather filled with emotion and heart, thanks to the combination of MacPhail’s voice, and the skillfully used flute, which is allowed to be an integral part of the music. Of course instrumentation is a strength here. The title song is a wonderful ride of different sounds, all put together smoothly. At times the music is haunting, like the lead in to Baba’s – Unite Us All, at other times it’s happier like on Tofino Kiss, but whichever emotion MacPhail choses to bring out with her flute, it all works. This is one of those albums which should have more musicians exploring how the flute can be incorporated into music clearly geared to a younger audience, although this CD will be appreciated by any listener with an ear for wonderful music. MacPhail does set her own course here, but it’s a journey the listener will be glad they signed on for. Check this amazing artist out at www.rozalindmacphail.com

— CALVIN DANIELS


Edgework
(Independent) Monday Magazine
Aug 22 2007, Victoria
Written by Dana McNairn

Originally hailing from Toronto (via Ottawa and Banff), and now calling Victoria home, Rozalind MacPhail has quickly made a name for herself on the alt-folk scene. The self-described full-time flautist/singer-songwriter has released her first full-length album, Edgework, following the EP releases Gas Station Sessions: Seven Songs for Seven Years (2005) and Seattle Sessions: Less is More (2006). It’s Jethro Tull meets mid-1990s Ani DiFranco. MacPhail agrees with the alternative folk category, but with an “indie vibe.” Despite the classical training, MacPhail’s specialty as a flautist is more improvisational and fluid. While her songwriting on Edgework is the fairly standard shitty breakups and self-centred boyfriends, the album’s overall mood is generous and light-hearted and feels, at times, like you’re entering into a fairytale. This surely has to be because of the presence of MacPhail’s omnichord with its rich vibrato and ”wait for it”, a glockenspiel. When was the last time you heard a glockenspiel? Do you even know what a glockenspiel is? Nonetheless, the overall effect, among the acoustic and electric guitars and guest cello, electronics, banjo, marimba and sax (among other instruments) is playful and at times whimsical (“Letting You Go” or “Early Morning Montreal”), at times bittersweet (“Icicles”) or funky (as in the bass line in “Baba’s-Unite Us All”). Instrumental tracks are also interspersed throughout this 12-song debut, adding to the splendid soundscapes.