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

Epiphany Event

Epiphany in E. Yorkshire

Epiphany will be involved in several events over a weekend in E. Yorkshire, including Bridlington and Eastfield, playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations. - NB SUBJECT TO THE LIFTING OF CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Epiphany Event

Epiphany in Poole

Epiphany is hoping to put on a Happening and Sound Portraits in Poole on 18th and 19th July. More details will appear here nearer the time - NB SUBJECT TO THE LIFTING OF CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS


Some of our previous projects


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Ashburnham, E. Sussex

Epiphany returned to Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex in early March to play Sound Portraits and other improvisations for staff and student volunteers from around the world. We were also joined by visual artist Faith Heath and by photographer Rachel Kiley

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Headteachers conference in Wells

Epiphany enjoyed playing Sound Portraits and other improvisations for a headteachers conference in the stunning setting of Wells Cathedral and Chapter House in Somerset

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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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