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

'Sparks' creative weekend at Ashburnham Place

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a 'Sparks' creative conference at Ashburnham Place.

Epiphany Event

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 Event

Education conference

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

Epiphany Event

Headteachers conference

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


Some of our previous projects


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Visit to Hull

Epiphany made a return visit to Hull playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations alongside artist Tamara Jackson. This included 2 sessions in an art exhibition in Princes Quay Shopping Centre in the centre of Hull.

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Sound Portraits at a Leicester Diocesan Conference in Swanwick, Derbys

Epiphany enjoyed offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at Leicester Diocesan conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire

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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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