Film Screening

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

04 Dec 2019

 / 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 / Free
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After a sell out UK premiere, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story comes to Second Home.

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 far before its time.

The musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.

The present finally catches up with him and he embarks on his first international tour at the age of 74. Capturing five decades of relentless musical output and shifting manifestations of gender and sexual identity set against a backdrop of profound social change, the film celebrates the unpredictable rhythms of life.

Drinks provided by Absolut Vodka