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Third Gear Scratch

Mar 28, 2022

When Conductor/Composer/Educator Debra Lynn cold-called Stewart Copeland's management about helping him stage a collegiate production of his opera, The Invention of Morel, she wasn't holding her breath. And yet, as fate would have it, they were working together not long after to stage it and have since collaborated on Police Symphonic arrangements and other projects, they remain tight with she as his "mentor" he says. We talk about the overlap in writing processes despite different worlds of music, the elements are about throwing paint on the canvas without forethought, and how her synesthesia allows her to see instruments as colors. She also sang and studied under my dad Arnold Epley and I can see his influence on her in the best way.