Epiphany will be leading improvisation workshops and offering Sound Portraits at a teacher's conference in Birmingham on 1st June.
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
Improvisation workshops at a teachers' conference
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.More info
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.
Ashburnham Place improvisations
Epiphany will be offering Sounds Portraits and teaching on the creative arts at Ashburnham Place on 9th & 10th July 2018
Conference near Winchester
Epiphany will be playing improvisations and Sound Portraits, as well as speaking about their work, at a conference near Winchester. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Golden wedding anniversary!
Epiphany have been asked to play for a Golden Wedding Anniversary in Manchester
Some of our previous projects
Retreat week at Le Pas Opton, France
Epiphany enjoyed leading another 5 day retreat at Le Pas Opton in France - offering Sound Portraits, a concert and brief reflections and improvisations each morning and evening.