Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits at the Wilmslow Show, Carnival Field, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 5NG. Do come and find us and maybe we can play for you!More info
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
Sound Portraits at the Wilmslow Show
Community Outreach event in Derby
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits at an outreach event in a deprived community Derby on 12th August. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Sound Portraits at Betel
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations for residents of Betel Manchester - caring for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts
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
Sunday Evening Coffee Concert
Join Epiphany for the first in our new series of relaxed and entertaining Sunday Evening Coffee Concerts at Poynton Methodist Church, Civic Car Park (behind Waitrose), off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB. Tea/coffee/cake from 7.45pm. Entry at the door £8 (free for under 18s). Programme includes Borodin String Quartet.
Epiphany will be taking part in a 'Tabernacle' creative conference in Inverness, Scotland playing Sound Portraits and other imrprovisations, including live art to improvised music.More info
Sound Portraits at a birthday party
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits for a private birthday party in Rainow, Cheshire
Sunday Evening Coffee Concert
Join Epiphany for another of our relaxed and entertaining Sunday Evening Coffee Concerts at Poynton Methodist Church, Civic Car Park (behind Waitrose), off Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB. Tea/coffee/cake from 7.45pm. Entry at the door £8 (free for under 18s). Programme includes Dvorak Piano Quartet in Eb op. 87.
Manchester City Centre Carol Services
Epiphany will be providing the music for the annual Manchester City Centre lunchtime Carol Services in Manchester Town Hall starting at 12.05 and 14.05. Each service is 45 minutes long and entry is free!
Classics at Christmas
Join Epiphany for our annual 'Classics at Christmas' concert at St George's Church in Poynton. More details will appear here nearer the time.