Rozalind MacPhail is a St. John’s-based performer, recording artist, film composer, inspirational speaker and music educator. A classically-trained flutist, MacPhail layers electrifying flute loops, moody vocals and driving electronics through her effects pedals and the digital audio workstation, Ableton Live. She explores new ways of combining image, inspiration and sound in audio-visual works that speak honestly of people, place and the human experience.
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 currently showcasing her internationally-acclaimed audio-visual creation, DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR.
MacPhail grew up in Canada on a small group of islands nestled in the harbour of Toronto, Ontario called Toronto Island. She has lived in many parts of Canada but it was the artistically vibrant city of St. John’s, Newfoundland that stole her heart.
Following years of classical music performance training at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa, she has pursued her interest in a wide range of musical genres, while performing as guest flutist with other artists, including Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, Elliott Brood and Pick a Piper.
As a music clinician, Rozalind has presented workshops in Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and the United States.
Rozalind seeks opportunities to create music for film, particularly through live performance synchronized to image. She performs her original audio-visual work worldwide while connecting with audiences of all ages.