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Newfoundland Multi-Instrumentalist Rozalind MacPhail Launches Painted Houses Project

March 24, 2011

St. John’s, Friday March 18 – At The Ship Inn on Thursday April 7th at 9pm, Newfoundland-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Rozalind MacPhail will be launching the much anticipated Painted Houses project.

In partnership with the prestigious Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Painted Houses brings together thirteen Newfoundland films with composer Rozalind MacPhail’s flute-friendly soundscapes. Painted Houses dares to do in a few minutes what other films take 2 hours to accomplish, highlighting St. John’s life in a way that evokes fond memories for those who live in and love the place.

Over the month of January 2011, Rozalind invited emerging and established local filmmakers in St. John’s to create 13 experimental short films in which she composed and recorded the music. Subsequently, this collaborative effort was then submitted to the local RPM Challenge. Featured filmmakers include Ruth Lawrence, Roger Maunder, Ed Tanasychuck, Brad Gover, Darrell Power (Great Big Sea), Colleen Power, Shannon Cymbaly and more.

For a sampling of the project, please view the video below;

Small Painted Houses by Elsa Morena

Dreams in Black & White by Roger Maunder

Where There is Love by Darrell Power

Rozalind MacPhail will be showcasing the Painted Houses project as a live performance of music and film at the 11th annual Dawson City Short Film Festival in the Yukon on April 21st. She has been appointed composer-in-residence for the Dawson City International Short Film Festival’s 1-Minute Film Challenge which she co-founded in 2009.

Join Rozalind and friends on April 7th to show your support of this groundbreaking innovative and artistic endeavour. All proceeds from the launch are in support of Painted Houses. Doors at 9pm. $10 at the door.

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