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. On Fri 24th May at 7.30pm we'll be putting on a Happening with a number of creative people and sharing about our work at the King's Centre, 27 Edison Rd. BN23 6PT. THis event is open to the public, so do join us!
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
Ashburnham and Eastbourne
Hope and Anchor group
Epiphany will be playing for people who attend an organisation called 'Hope and Anchor' which is a support group for those experiencing anxiety, stress and depression.
Harpenden Sound Portraits
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for staff and students at YWAM, at the Oval in Harpenden.
Epiphany will be spending a weekend in Childswickham, Worcs (in the Cotswolds) playing Sound Portraits, a concert and other creative events. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Royal Welsh College of Music
Epiphany will be leading an improvisation workshop and playing Sound Portraits at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits at an event in West Molesey, Surrey. More details will be posted nearer the time.
Sound Portraits in Swanwick, Derbys.
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and also a classical concert for a private conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick (Derbys)
Epiphany will be spending a day in Basingstoke offering Sound Portraits and an evening improvised 'Happening' event - as part of the 2019 Basingstoke Festival 'Art in unusual places'. More specific details will appear here nearer the time.
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
Education Team away day in Montacute, Somerset
Epiphany played Sound Portraits for an education team away day on Montacute, Somerset
Epiphany played Sound Portraits and put on a 'Happening' in Canford Magna (Dorset) on 4th & 5th May. We then made a recording with soprano Lesley Thompson on 4th-7th May which will hopefully be released later this year. The venue was the stunningly beautiful Canford Parish Church. Click the 'read more' button to see some photos from our recording.Read More