Epiphany will be speaking about their work and playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a private conference in Winchester.
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
Winchester Conference teaching and Sound Portraits
Sound Portraits and improvisation training at Ashburnham
Epiphany will be giving improvisation workshops and Sound Portraits for students and staff at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex
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
Tideswell Food Festival
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and pop-up mini concerts in Tideswell, Derbyshire. More details soon!
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.More info
Improvisation workshops at a teachers' conference
Epiphany will be leading improvisation workshops and offering Sound Portraits at a teacher's conference in Birmingham on 1st June.
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at an education conference at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbys
Epiphany will be offering Sound Portraits and other improvisations at a headteachers conference at Hothorpe Hall in Lecis.
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
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.Read More