Since COVID-19 hit, I’ve been wondering if I would ever find an opportunity to perform the Canadian Premiere of my newest audio-visual project, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR in a real theatre. The answer is YES! I will be performing this precious project at the Rotary Arts Centre as we stream it live for CB Nuit. CB Nuit will be a digital arts festival this year and is happening from September 18 – 20, 2020. I’ll also be giving my first interactive artist talk, FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY. Really looking forward to sharing stories about my career and helping inspire others to aim for their biggest dreams – no matter what the obstacle. More details coming soon.
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
I’ll be showcasing at the East Coast Music Awards on the Electronic Music Stage. Mark down Thurs April 30 from 10:55pm – 11:25 at Beer Market in St. John’s, NL. There will be loads of flute loops, electronics and film!
DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR has been nominated for East Coast Music Award, Electronic Recording of the Year! Lots of folks to thank here so here it goes!
DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR was named one of the The Newfoundland Herald‘s Best Albums of 2019. That’s something to celebrate!
It’s been an exciting time with the highly-anticipated album release of SIGHT by Toronto’s Pick A Piper. Caribou musician, Brad Weber invited me to record flute for his Pick a Piper track, “Fragments”. I sent him my flute takes with a twist. I recorded it for effected alto flute and focused on the percussive sounds I could create from the instrument. Looks like this great track is getting lots of love all over the world, including by the fine folks at Exclaim and BBC Radio 6 Music‘s 6 Music Recommends w/ Tom Ravenscroft. Right on Pick A Piper aka Brad Weber. Digging that the Ali Ryerson Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments alto flute is getting sexy spins around the world. Listen to the album here: https://pickapiper.bandcamp.com/album/sight
Playing on P4 Västmanland Sveriges Radio? was a heartwarming experience I will always remember. Don’t think I’ve ever felt so nervous performing live on air before. The room was electric! It’s a rare treat when you get to perform the world premiere of a piece in the country where the piece was composed and with your collaborative partners in the room. Sweden’s Mary Read? were fantastic! Check out the performances and interviews.. My segment starts around 2/3rds of the way in but I recommend you check out Mary Read too. They are doing something truly unique and special as they mix Swedish folk music with electronics. Tack to Per Erik Jonsson for the excellent engineering! https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=112&artikel=7290539
Tack to Swedish press, NA for writing about the World Premiere of “Don’t Let Me Fall Too Far” which happens at Live at Heart next week: https://www.na.se/artikel/kanadensisk-artist-gor-varldspremiar-i-orebro-det-kanns-jatteskoj-att-hon-kommer-tillbaka?fbclid=IwAR1UioMYdDU92MHch_vdg_VnYzIjZIq-3dNAon69jr-zW2Evj9M8MLEWbao
Check out this radio interview from CBC’s “Mainstreet” with delightful radio host, Matt Rainnie: https://soundcloud.com/flutegirl/rozalind-macphail-interview-on-cbc-radios-mainstreet-with-radio-host-matt-rainnie