"Rozalind MacPhail, St. John's troubadour flutist, best flute on both coasts." Wavelength Music Series
"An eccentric performer with a sound that's all her own." Kenny Sharpe, CBC Radio
Classically trained Canadian flutist and multi-instrumental looping artist Rozalind MacPhail intoxicates audiences with her fusion of classical, electronica and jazz performed to silent film via Ableton Live and her laptop. Based in St. John's, Newfoundland, this ECMA and MusicNL Awards nominee is an active performer, film composer, producer, session player and music clinician.
MacPhail began her love affair with the flute to help treat her asthma. From composing at the Banff Centre to touring solo across Canada, Rozalind has made guest flutist appearances on stage with celebrated music artists: Yo La Tengo, Great Lake Swimmers, Constantines, Elliott Brood, Lou Barlow, Pick a Piper and more.
In 2011 MacPhail invited Newfoundland filmmakers to create silent films about St. John's for which she composed and recorded the soundtracks. PAINTED HOUSES earned rave reviews from screenings at the St. John's International Women's Film Festival and at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.
Her recent music and film project, HEAD FIRST premiered at the Banff Centre, was co-presented by the St. John's International Women's Film Festival at Newfoundland's LSPU Hall and was recently featured at TEDx St. John's. HEAD FIRST received its live American premiere at the 20th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina where MacPhail was a long-term Artist in Residence last Fall.