Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for 2 headteachers' conferences in Bath & Wells (Dorset) on 24th and 25th January
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
Headteachers' Conferences in Bath & Wells (Dorset)
Epiphany in Cornwall
Epiphany will be putting on an improvised 'Happening' evening and offering Sound Portraits at a venue near Redruth in Cornwall from 26th to 28th January 2019. The 'Happening' on Sat 26th evening at 7.30 is open for anyone to attend. Click on the 'more info' link on our News page for more details.More info
Epiphany in Ramsbottom
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 will be playing Sound Portraits for a headteachers' conference in East Grinstead, W. Sussex
Epiphany at Ashburnham and Eastbourne
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations - as well as taking teaching sessions for 'Catalyst' students and then spending a couple of days in Eastbourne. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Epiphany in Harpenden
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for staff and students at YWAM, at the Oval in Harpenden.
Sound Portraits in Swanwick, Derbys.
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portrait for a private conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick (Derbys)
Some of our previous projects
Ashburnham 'Sparks' weekend
Epiphany played Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a 'Sparks' weekend at Ashburnham Place. This conference was designed for creative thinkers and the 200 or so people who attended were both challenged and encouraged as they shared with one another.
Epiphany had a wonderful time in Vietnam collaborating with the talented young Vietnamese pianist, Trang Trinh. This visit took years of planning and involved some exciting concerts in Hanoi including a new piece, specially written by composer Peter Richards for Trang and Epiphany featuring Vietnamese folk tunes. We also offered Sound Portraits at several of the events.Read More