IQMF: Keyboard Fantasies , The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
Keyboard Fantasies , The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, Posy Dixon, 62 min, UK 2019, English with English subtitles
Music documentary. Emerging from years in isolation to an enraptured crowd, a time-travelling, transgender musical genius finally finds his place in the world.
In 1986 Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies, seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound way ahead of its time.
Three decades later the musician – now transitioned into Glenn Copeland – starts to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.
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