Epiphany are involved in a conference in Birmingham supporting organisations setting up new music therapy facilities for those suffering from depression and anxiety
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 in Birmingham
Epiphany weekend in Thornbury (Gloucs)
Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and putting on a 'Happening' in Thornbury (Gloucs) on the weekend of 4th-6th October. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Epiphany in Inverness
Epiphany will be taking part in a 'Tabernacle' Arts Conference in Inverness. Contact us for more details.
Basingstoke Arts Festival
Epiphany will be involved in a new Basingstoke Arts Festival on 19th October. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Epiphany in Bradford
Epiphany are spending a day in Clayton (Bradford) putting on an improvised 'Happening' in the afternoon from 2pm - 4pm and then offering Sound Portraits in the evening. More details will appear here nearer the time.
Ashburnham Nov 2019
Epiphany will be spending a week at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex playing Sound Portraits and teaching. More details nearer the time.
Epiphany in Northern Ireland
Epiphany will be making a return visit to Rostrevor in Northern Ireland. We will be playing Sound Portraits, putting on a 'Happening' event and also a concert
Some of our previous projects
Epiphany spent a day in Basingstoke offering Sound Portraits and an evening improvised 'Happening' event - as part of the 2019 Basingstoke Festival 'Art in unusual places'.