Flute Loops & Film

Live Music, Storytelling & Cinema

MacPhail performing ‘Victoria Street’ at The Rooms

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Rozalind MacPhail takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey where live music, short film and storytelling weave together a tapestry about people, place and the human experience. Rozalind’s original live music scores combine multi-layered sound looping, traditional songwriting, field recordings and loads of effected flute, MacPhail’s specialty.

MacPhail performs live original music to selected short films from her award-winning audio-visual projects, FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN and HEAD FIRST along with her newest creation, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR.

Following the performance, a Q&A with Rozalind MacPhail offers audiences an inspiring opportunity to learn more about MacPhail’s creative process.

Duration: 90 minutes with Q&A

PROGRAM ORDER

    1. Dempster Highway (Dan Sokolowski, Canada)
    2. Victoria Street (Gina Rae Anderson, Canada)
    3. Greenfield (Josh Caine, US)
    4. Now Accepting Food Stamps (Rozalind MacPhail, Canada)
    5. The Gaze (Shona Thomson, Scotland)
    6. FLOE (Joel Heath, Canada)
    7. Don’t Let Me Fall Too Far (Raven Blue, Canada)

Book Rozalind for your next special event or conference! Contact: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or by phone +1-709-769-8088

Watch Rozalind MacPhail performing “The Gaze” (Live in Halifax)

Watch Rozalind MacPhail performing “Dempster Highway” and “Victoria Street” at TEDx St. John’s

ABOUT ROZALIND MACPHAIL

“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

“An artistry that is both visionary and innovative.” – The Flute View

Newfoundland’s award-winning songwriter, looping-flutologist, touring artist, film composer and inspirational speaker explores new ways of combining image, inspiration and sound in audio-visual works that speak honestly of people, place and the human experience. 

A classically-trained flutist, MacPhail layers moody vocals, electrifying flute loops, omnichord and driving electronics through her effects pedals and the digital audio workstation, Ableton Live. 

One of the world’s most buzzed about Gemeinhardt artists, MacPhail has received multiple honours and awards including an East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL‘s Female Artist of the Year. She’s recorded 12 albums, written and recorded music for film and performed and toured internationally over the last two decades.

She‘s currently showcasing her internationally acclaimed audio-visual creation, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR and genre-breaking keynote concert, INSPIRATION SOUP.

  • WAITING OUTSIDE by Joshua Jamieson (film score composed by MacPhail) offered a multi-year broadcast licensing deal with CBC’s Reel East Coast Season 6. Broadcasting on CBC Atlantic Network and CBC Gem (2021)
  • MacPhail has performed extensively in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Canada and the United States
  • 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 been featured at the National Flute Convention and the Canadian Flute Convention.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rozalind requires technical support from the technician contracted for the venue as well as the following equipment she won’t be able to take on the plane:

LIVE SET-UP
  • Rozalind: flute loops, vocals and electronics mixed through laptop (Ableton Live) while video is being projected through an HDMI projector controlled by Rozalind via her laptop.
  • Rozalind + laptop/table located in front of screen on stage right or left – avoiding blocking audience view.
AUDIO
  • 1 boom mic stand (Rozalind provides her own Neumann mic).
  • 1 extension cord for Rozalind’s electrical setup on stage.
  • Stereo Mix – Rozalind provides a stereo mix from 2 balanced 1/4 inch cables coming out of her RME Babyface Pro audio interface to go through 2 DI’s or straight into the main PA.
  • No monitors required – please mute during live performance.
VISUALS
  • Projection Screen (whatever size is the most appropriate for the performance space).
  • Projector, Projector Stand and HDMI cable to the stage (Rozalind can provide this if it is not available at the venue).
ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL COMMENTS
  • Rozalind requires secure access to the performance space 2 hours in advance of the performance and at least 45 minutes after the performance to tear down and strike.
  • If a mixing board is provided as the access point for the 1/4 inch cables, the same sound technician familiar with that equipment will be required both during sound check period and the performance.
  • Lighting should be able to be dimmed in the performance space so that the visuals can come to life on the screen with spotlight lighting provided on the performer to highlight Rozalind performing on stage.