Fri, Jan 07|
KEYBOARD FANTASIES: Beverly Glenn-Copeland!
A spirit-lifting documentary about electronic music pioneer Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a black transgender septuagenarian musical genius who finally finds his place in the world. Glenn's emergence from obscurity is an intimate coming-of-age story transforming pain into hope and joy.
Time & Location
Jan 07, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Keyboard Fantasies (2021, dir. Posy Dixon) As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home-studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realised far before its time.
Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of Ryota Masuko, a rare-record collector in Japan who initiated a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies, the music finally found its audience two generations down the line.
Half aural-visual history, half DIY tour-video, this film provides a vehicle for our newly appointed queer elder to connect with youth across the globe. A timely lullaby to soothe those souls struggling to make sense of the world.
The soothing, spiritual undercurrent of his compositions offer a particular respite from contemporary reality; sounding above it all, even as Glenn-Copeland himself remains immensely grounded and present in real life.
"Glorious! Radiates with life and happiness!" -The Guardian
Enjoy this recent interview with Glenn Copeland in the NY Times:
Admission for one to Keyboard Fantasies: Beverly Glenn Copeland! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!