Thanks to the Newfoundland Quarterly for this really cool article about growing up on Toronto Island, how the flute found me, why I am so proud to call Newfoundland home and what inspired me to carve a path in the audio-visual world. Warms my heart to celebrate and acknowledge some great mentors along the way. http://nqonline.ca/article/rosalind-macphail-performing-has-always-flowed-to-me-naturally
I’ve been invited to perform and present at the National Flute Association Convention. The convention will be held virtually from August 12 – 15, 2021.
A dream come true.
I’m getting goosebumps all over as I think about a monumental moment in my career happening tonight. My music gets aired on CBC TV for the first time as they broadcast Joshua Jamieson‘s touching film, Waiting Outside.
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!
GREAT NEWS! I’ve been invited to showcase in Dallas, Texas for the 48th Annual The National Flute Association Convention. This is the largest convention for flutists in the world and such a HUGE honour to be a part of! Dallas will be buzzing with thousands of flutists from all over! The convention will celebrate the many diverse ways that flutists forge distinct paths in our community.
Some CBC Newfoundland and Labrador love for the new album, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR. An interview with lovely Weekend AM host, Heather Barrett for “First Listen”. We play some of my tunes and speak about the new album, touring, the gear I use, what it’s like to pursue a music career that’s totally outside of the box and why I love the St. John’s music scene so darn much. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-72-weekend-am/clip/15745011-rozalind-macphail-plays-the-flute-but-thats-just-her-starting-point
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! Listen: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=112&artikel=7290539&fbclid=IwAR3ZfmFjd-pbnv_Kk0RSXbgM9g7Mw590p9Nd2Z2gDxqz0FC0IIkNpxvt98A