Epiphany will again be returning to Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex to provide teaching on creativity for some of the young people there and also to play Sound Portraits for staff and students.
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 teaching week
Ashburnham 'Sparks' weekend
Epiphany have been asked to provide Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a 'Sparks' weekend at Ashburnham Place. This conference is by invitation and is for creative thinkers! Contact us if you're interested.
Epiphany, joined by other musicians, will be offering Sound Portraits in East Molesey, Surrey. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Some of our previous projects
On 15th September Epiphany played improvisations and Sound Portraits, as well as speaking about their work, at a conference at Old Alresford Place (near Winchester). They were joined by artist Tamara Jackson who responded visually to each Sound Portrait.Read More