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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Bristol Sound Portraits

Epiphany will be playing in and around Bristol over 3 days in early January.

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Ashburnham 'Sparks' weekend

Epiphany will be taking part in an annual gathering for creative people who 'think outside the box' at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex. We will be offering Sound Portraits and general improvisations throughout the weekend.

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Bristol visit

Epiphany will be spending a day in Bristol playing Sound Portraits an other improvisations.

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Headteachers conference in Wells

Epiphany will be playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations for a headteachers conference in Wells Cathedral in Somerset


Some of our previous projects


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Epiphany in Northern Ireland

Epiphany enjoyed visiting Rostrevor in Northern Ireland for a 2nd time in just over a year. We played Sound Portraits, put on a 'Happening' event and also an enthusiastically received 'Celtish' concert

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Playing for Refugees in Eastbourne

Epiphany were privileged to have the opportunity to play Sound Portraits for refugees & asylum seekers in Eastbourne on 22nd and 23rd November. The invitation was from friends working for an organisation called Networx based in Eastbourne. It was also great to work with several artists, including the very talented Faith Heath.

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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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