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

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Improvisation workshops at a teachers' conference

Epiphany will be leading improvisation workshops and offering Sound Portraits at a teacher's conference in Birmingham on 1st June.

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Education conference

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at an education conference at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbys

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Headteachers conference

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a headteachers conference at Hothorpe Hall in Lecis.

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Sound Portraits in Poole and Salisbury

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations in Poole on Sun 24th June and at a conference in Salisbury on 25th June.

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Ashburnham Place improvisations

Epiphany will be offering Sounds Portraits and teaching on the creative arts at Ashburnham Place on 9th & 10th July 2018

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Conference near Winchester

Epiphany will be playing improvisations and Sound Portraits, as well as speaking about their work, at a conference near Winchester. More details will appear here nearer the time.

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Golden wedding anniversary!

Epiphany have been asked to play for a Golden Wedding Anniversary in Manchester


Some of our previous projects


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Retreat week at Le Pas Opton, France

Epiphany enjoyed leading another 5 day retreat at Le Pas Opton in France - offering Sound Portraits, a concert and brief reflections and improvisations each morning and evening.

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Tideswell Food Festival

Epiphany had a wonderful day, in glorious sunshine, playing Sound Portraits and pop-up mini concerts in Tideswell, Derbyshire as part of the annual Food Festival in the town.

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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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