Stewart Copeland has spent a life in music – listening, composing and playing. At the age of 7, he was captivated by Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; “ … something powerful took hold of me, some serious magic”. 60 years and 25 bands later, including The Police, the spell is still strong.
But why? How does music ignite that excitement? What exactly is this thing that brings us together, moves us and binds us, communicates stories like no other art form and has seemingly transcendental powers that enable us to escape and connect with our Gods.
In this new three part landmark Somethin’ Else series, Copeland travels the world meeting composers, musicians, filmmakers, DJs and scientists to ask the question “How does music work?”.
Adventures in Music airs on BBC Four on Friday January 7th at 9.30pm. It will then be available on BBC iPlayer.