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

Conference at Ald Alresford Place (near Winchester)

Epiphany will be playing improvisations and Sound Portraits, as well as speaking about their work, at at Old Alresford Place (near Winchester). More details on the 'More info' link

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Epiphany in Northern Ireland

Epiphany will be making their first visit to Northern Ireland and will be based on the border between the north and the south at YWAM Rostrevor - offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations.

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Ashburnham retreat

Epiphany will be involved in a retreat at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex

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Ashburnham teaching week

Epiphany will again be returning to Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex to provide teaching on creativity for some of the young people there and also to play Sound Portraits for staff and students.


Some of our previous projects


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Ashburnham Place improvisations

Epiphany enjoyed offering Sound Portraits and teaching on the creative arts at Ashburnham Place on 9th & 10th July 2018 and also for the Broad Oak Chapel community in Bexhill-on-Sea

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Sound Portraits in Poole and Salisbury

Epiphany enjoyed a wonderful 2 days in Poole and Salisbury playing Sound Portraits for the local community in Poole and for leaders of pioneer movements in Salisbury. We were joined by the very talented artists, Tamara Jackson & Jessica Goodall from YWAM MAKE Arts Collective, who responded to our Sound Portraits for each individual we played for.

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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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