Sound Portraits

Ideal Home Show

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

Sound Portraits at Betel

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations for residents of Betel Manchester - caring for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts

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Word for Women Conference

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and giving a light classical concert for a Word for Women Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbys.

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Sound Portraits at a conference in Swanwick, Derbys

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits at a private conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire

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Inverness conference

Epiphany will be taking part in a 'Tabernacle' creative conference in Inverness, Scotland playing Sound Portraits and other imrprovisations, including live art to improvised music.

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Sound Portraits at a birthday party

Epiphany will be playing a light classical concert and Sound Portraits for a private birthday party in Rainow, Cheshire


Some of our previous projects


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Community Outreach event in Derby

Epiphany played Sound Portraits at an outreach event in a deprived community in Derby

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Sound Portraits at the Wilmslow Show

Epiphany Played Sound Portraits at the Wilmslow Show on 9th September.

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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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