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
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
Retreat week at Le Pas Opton (France)
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-6.30pmMore info
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
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.
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
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
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.
Some of our previous projects
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.