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 the Brighton Festival

Epiphany will be Playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations in conjunction with YWAM (Holmsted Manor) as part of a fringe event for the Brighton Festival between the 5th and 7th May. We will be based at St Patrick's Church, 1 Cambridge Rd BN3 1DE Hove (Brighton)

Epiphany Event

Retreat week at Le Pas Opton (France)

Epiphany will be leading a 5 day retreat at Le Pas Opton holiday park on the north-west coast of France. An opportunity to unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings with music from Epiphany, including Sound Portraits for guests!

More info
Epiphany Event

Sound Portraits in Guildford

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits on the streets in the centre of Guildford on the 4th June in the morning, then for a young people's event in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral from 4.30pm-6.30pm

Epiphany Event

South of England Show

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits for visitors to the South of England Show at Ardingly, W. Sussex from 8th to 10th June.

More info
Epiphany Event

Community Outreach event in Derby

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits at a community outreach event in Derby on 12th August. More details will appear here nearer the time.

Epiphany Event

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


Some of our previous projects


Article Image

Sound Portraits in a Manchester School

Epiphany had an amazing day playing Sound Portraits for the staff of a school for young people who have been excluded from mainstream secondary schools.

Article Image

Epiphany in Hong Kong

A team from Epiphany, joined by several other classical musicians, travelled out to Hong Kong in late November to play in several events including Sound Portraits and other improvisations as part of celebrations for 50 years of service in Hong Kong by Jackie Pullinger-To who works with drug addicts, prostitutes, street sleepers etc.

Article Image

National Portrait Gallery London September 2014

Epiphany appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in London in September 2014

Read More
Article Image

Manchester Art Gallery Sound Portraits

Epiphany's visit to Manchester Art Gallery in April 2014

Read More
Article Image

Epiphany at the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court

Epiphany played Sound Portraits at the Hampton Court Flower Show in 2013 and 2014

Read More
Article Image

Epiphany at the Ideal Home Show in London 2014

Epiphany appeared at the Ideal Home Show in London for 2½ weeks in March 2014

Read More

Photo Gallery

Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1 Gallery Thumb 1