Sound Portraits

Ideal Home Show

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 Birmingham

Epiphany are involved in a conference in Birmingham supporting organisations setting up new music therapy facilities for those suffering from depression and anxiety

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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.

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Epiphany in Inverness

Epiphany will be taking part in a 'Tabernacle' Arts Conference in Inverness. Contact us for more details.

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Basingstoke Arts Festival

Epiphany will be involved in a new Basingstoke Arts Festival on 19th October. More details will appear here nearer the time.

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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.

Epiphany Event

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 Event

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


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Weekend in Skipton

Epiphany made a return visit to Skipton on 12th & 13th July 2019. We performed a classical concert on Fri 12th July at Christ Church and then played Sound Portraits in Craven Court shopping arcade for passers by on the morning of Sat 13th July.

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Basingstoke, Hants

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'.

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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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