Every two years, one of my favourite music festivals, Sound Symposium takes over St. John’s and fills the streets (and harbour) with inspiring music! I was fortunate to perform my SUNRISE meditation piece to a beautiful sunrise at Atlantic Place and we were rained out for our special SUNSET performance on Signal Hill which we hope to reschedule. Here are some beautiful pictures of the SUNRISE performance, taken by Colette Phillips.
And so it begins! 1st stop: GANDER for a cool house concert at Melissa Tee‘s beautiful spot! Time for some serious Tetris action in the car. So grateful to be doing this. #PiccFlute #gemeinhardtontheroad #GemeinhardtArtist#flutegirl #flutelooper #touringlife #houseconcert #atlanticcanadatour#musicpassionlife #getyourfluteon
It’s an exciting day for this flute looper, a moment I’ve been working towards for many months now. I begin the first of three new recording projects which will have me digging into completely new territory and collaborating with people I greatly admire. We’re combining: two of my favourite instruments (a gorgeous Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments effected alto flute and omnichord), my favourite poem (“The Invitation” by Canadian author, Oriah Mountain Dreamer), one seriously inspiring yoga instructor (Jenn King of Moksha Yoga Halifax) and one of our favourite practices, Yin Yoga.
Will you be at MusicNL Week? 25 years strong baby! That’s something to celebrate! Let’s get our groove on! Here’s where you’ll be able to catch me live and the slots are nice and early: FRI OCT 13th at 1pm – MusicNL Export Buyers Showcase – St. John’s Convention Centre – Bannerman Ballroom / SAT OCT 14th at 9:15pm – Hip Hop & Electronic Stage – Club One – https://www.facebook.com/events/1644872728877398 Can’t wait to see all of your great big smiles real soon! I’m ready to dance! Are you? : )
“SUNSET SUNRISE is for connecting to our higher selves, for rising above daily concerns, to open into the space of Love…a beautifully serene way to invoke meditation. Rozalind MacPhail is a fountain of creativity, a plethora of surprises and colors.” – Viviana Guzman (The Flute View)
One of my favourite performances in St. John’s during the summer is playing at the St. John’s International Airport. I’m looking forward to performing as part of their Summer Concert Series on July 12th. Check out this interesting article about the great partnership Business and Arts NL has with SJIAA. Thanks for the kind words, St. John’s International Airport Authority: https://businessandartsnl.com/spotlight-st-johns-international-airport
Beautiful review written by Daze Jefferies of Saltwater Stories about our St. John’s premiere of FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN: https://saltwaterstories.net/2017/05/16/push-and-pull-of-memories-the-st-johns-premiere-of-rozalind-macphails-from-the-river-to-the-ocean/
My hand-processed super 8 film, “Leave a Note” from our audio-visual project, FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN will be screening at the Nickel Independent Film Festival on June 21st. Thanks to the St. John’s International Women’s Festival for including my film in their list of “16 women-directed films to see” at the festival: https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/blog/2/17-women-directed-films-to-see-at-the-nickel-independent-film-festival
I used my Super 8 camera in Wilmington, North Carolina during my Cucalorus Festival Artist Residency and hand-processed three rolls of film with the help of Andre Silva and Mariah Kramer at UNCW Film Studies. Thanks to Dan Brawley in 2014 for giving me his precious rolls of film! “Now Accepting Food Stamps” was my reaction to feeling heartbroken about the poverty and racism I was witnessing down South. With all that’s been going on in our current world climate, it feels right to share this film. https://theovercast.ca/a-sneak-peak-of-rozalind-macphails-ecma-winning-audio-visual-project
To celebrate our second flight we will be offering a free performance for all ages at 221 Duckworth Street in St. John’s, NL at 8-9pm on Saturday April 15. Featuring music by Charles Mingus, Bela Bartok, Pauline Oliveros, Tarek Abdallah, Igor Stravinsky and Django Reinhardt. https://www.facebook.com/events/786776848137945