Sound Portraits

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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

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Skipton concert and Sound Portraits

Epiphany will be performing a classical concert at Christ Church Skipton on Fri 9th March at 7pm, then will be playing short classical performances in Hetties cafe on Sat 10th morning, followed by Sound Portraits in Craven Court (arcade) - weather permitting!

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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

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Tideswell Food Festival

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and pop-up mini concerts in Tideswell, Derbyshire. More details soon!

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Retreat week at Le Pas Opton, France

Epiphany will be leading a residential 5 day retreat at Le Pas Opton in France - offering Sound Portraits, a concert and brief reflections and improvisations each morning and evening.

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Education conference

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

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Headteachers conference

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

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Sound Portraits in Poole and Salisbury

Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations in Poole on Sun 24th June and at a conference in Salisbury on 25th June.


Some of our previous projects


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Musicians Training day with Sound Portraits and a 'Happening' in Guildford

Epiphany led a training day with other musicians at Milmead Baptist Church in Guildford, including Sound Portraits and an evening Happening. We were privileged to again work alongside visual artist Tamara Jackson.

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Residency at YWAM Holmsted Manor

Epiphany spent several days with artists from YWAM's MAKE team developing new collaborations between art and music - and also offering Sound Portraits

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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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