Sound Portraits

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Have you ever had your portrait painted? A visual artist will seek to create an image of the person who sits before them. It takes a really gifted and skilled artist to capture a true likeness. We believe that it’s possible to paint pictures with music as well as the brush or pen. With our instruments and voices we use improvised music as a means of creating a ‘sound portrait’ of the people we play for.

We don’t pretend to be able to capture an exact likeness of a person as an artist would on canvas, but simply allow ourselves to be guided by impressions that we get of a person (or couple), inspiring us to play a certain motif, chord structure or melody, interwoven to produce a piece of music that we believe captures some aspect of that person’s identity. Like a reflection in a mirror, the image is reflected back in music. The person whose portrait is being played may see themselves portrayed as they’ve never been before!



Upcoming Sound Portrait Events

Epiphany Event

Ramsbottom weekend

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and a light classical concert in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester on 23rd & 24th March. More details will appear here nearer the time.

Epiphany Event

Headteachers conference

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for a headteachers' conference in East Grinstead, W. Sussex

Epiphany Event

Ashburnham and Eastbourne

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex - as well as taking teaching sessions for 'Catalyst' students there. We will then spend a couple of days in Eastbourne playing Sound Portraits etc. More details will appear here nearer the time.

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Harpenden Sound Portraits

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for staff and students at YWAM, at the Oval in Harpenden.

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Sound Portraits in Swanwick, Derbys.

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portrait for a private conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick (Derbys)

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Weekend in Skipton

Epiphany will be making a return visit to Skipton to play a classical concert on Fri 12th July evening and then Sound Portraits around the town centre during the morning on Sat 13th July. More details will appear here nearer the time.


Some of our previous projects


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Epiphany in Cornwall

Epiphany had a wonderful time putting on an improvised 'Happening' evening and offering Sound Portraits for over 40 people in Redruth, Cornwall from 26th to 28th January 2019.

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Headteachers' Conferences in Ilminister and Wells (Somerset)

Epiphany enjoyed playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations for 2 headteachers' conferences in Ilminster & Wells (Somerset) on 24th and 25th January

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National Portrait Gallery London September 2014

Epiphany appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in London in September 2014

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Manchester Art Gallery Sound Portraits

Epiphany's visit to Manchester Art Gallery in April 2014

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Epiphany at the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court

Epiphany played Sound Portraits at the Hampton Court Flower Show in 2013 and 2014

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Epiphany at the Ideal Home Show in London 2014

Epiphany appeared at the Ideal Home Show in London for 2½ weeks in March 2014

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