Epiphany are leading a training day with other musicians at Milmead Baptist Church in Guildford, with Sound Portraits and an evening Happening open to all. If you'd like more information, please get in touch via the contact page on our website.
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
Musicians Training day with Sound Portraits and a 'Happening' in Guildford
Oxford Diocesan Clergy Conference
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at an Oxford Diocesan Clergy Conference at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbys
Epiphany at Le Pas Opton, France
Epiphany will be leading a residential 5 day retreat at Le Pas Opton in France - offering Sound Portraits, a concert and brief reflections and improvisations each morning and evening.More info
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at an education conference at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbys
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a headteachers conference at Hothorpe Hall in Lecis.
Some of our previous projects
'Sparks' creative weekend at Ashburnham Place
Epiphany played Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a 'Sparks' creative conference at Ashburnham Place.