ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
April 8th - April 15th, 2023
International Touring Artist, Speaker and Music Educator, Rozalind MacPhail seeks opportunities to inspire and empower through live music, film and storytelling. She explores new ways to combine image and sound in 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 Canada’s most buzzed about Di Zhao Artists, MacPhail has received multiple honours and awards including a recent nomination for ECMA’s “Industry Innovator of the Year” and winner of MusicNL’s “Music Educator of the Year.”
She’s produced numerous solo albums, composed music for film and toured internationally over the last two decades.
MacPhail’s currently producing her electro-folk album, PUSH & PULL with Pick a Piper aka Brad Weber of 2x Grammy winning Canadian group Caribou, and is set to release in 2023.
March 31st - April 7th, 2023
FRANCIS, aka SSSLO, is a producer, DJ, and one half of dub/psych/dance outfit, CUERPOS. Based in St. John’s, NL, Francis draws influence from his upbringing in Newfoundland and his Chilean roots. His production style is constantly evolving but is strongly influenced by Latin and Caribbean music, as well as contemporary electronic music. Francis’ DJ sets are varied and can range anywhere from dub-tinged house and techno to global club sounds. While his taste is eclectic, there is a through-line: connecting the dots between the Latin diaspora in contemporary electronic music.