Epiphany will be spending a week at Ashburnham Place in E. Sussex playing Sound Portraits and teaching. We will also be working with refugees at a café in Hastings on Thurs 21st Nov from 6.30pm. See link for details.More info
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
Ashburnham Nov 2019
Playing for Refugees in Eastbourne
Epiphany have been invited to play Sound Portraits for refugees & asylum seekers in Eastbourne on 22nd and 23rd November. The invitation is from friends working for an organisation called Networx based in Eastbourne.
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
Bristol Sound Portraits
Epiphany will be playing in and around Bristol over 3 days in early January. More details will appear here nearer the time.
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.
Epiphany will be spending a day in Bristol playing Sound Portraits an other improvisations. more details will appear here nearer the time.
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
Tadley Arts Festival (nr. Basingstoke)
Epiphany enjoyed taking part in a new Arts Festival in Tadley (near Basingstoke) on 19th October. The day was based at St Mary's Church in Tadley and we be played improvised responses to some of the artworks, then played Sound Portraits for several people. Then in the evening we led a creative 'Happening' event.