FLUTE LOOPS FROM THE ROCK
Rozalind MacPhail’s music is in a genre of it’s own, that of sound painting.
She seamlessly blends organic instrumentation, such as the flute, voice, guitar, toy instruments, omnichord and electronics by way of an intricate looping system she built through the aid of Ableton Live and her MacBook.
MacPhail’s music is modern but also rooted in traditional songwriting - a perfect blend between the past, present and future. She has managed to distill a lifetime of experience travelling across the country into a number of very personal and emotionally affecting songs. Her life on the road, with all its joys and hardships, is in plain view for all to see.
This Toronto Island raised flower-child sang and danced throughout her childhood for anyone who would listen. The flute came into Rozalind’s life at the age of thirteen, after her grandmother read an article about how playing the flute helped asthmatics learn how to control their breathing better. In fact, it did.
“Rozalind MacPhail, St. John’s troubadour flutist, best flute on both coasts.” Wavelength Music Series