Lyn Levett is our new Unstoppable, and deservedly so. A central member of the Paraorchestra (an orchestra formed by people with various degrees of disability), which performed during the 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony, hers is an inspiring story that we found particularly outstanding.
As her profile on the Paraorchestra website says, it all began in the late 80’s. Lyn bought a Commodore 64 inch computer from Boots that had a music package and was hooked instantly. She then went on to have music lessons from Community Music Wales and become a music tutor in Cardiff. Lyn has also released a single and a twelve inch.
Lyn has cerebral palsy and produces music on a Mac using Logic Pro. She uses a trackball to input notes and other actions. Lyn also has an iPad with several music apps and operates the pad with her nose.
Today, Lyn’s aim is ‘to produce the highest possible music in my studio. I’m currently exploring performance programs for the iPad and hope this will improve interaction with other musicians’.
Lyn is highly creative and has been described as producing the ‘most dizzyingly brilliant electronic music’ by no other than Charles Hazlewood.