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Keyboard Fantasies (12A)

Summerhall Presents

Fri 03 Dec 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:35 pm



1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Age Group: 12A (under 18s accompanied)
Duration: 63m
Unreserved seating. Content: Discrimination, sex, mild bad language.

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“How could music that beautiful have been forgotten for so long?” – Caribou.

Sci-fi obsessed and living in near isolation, 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 began 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.

Keyboard Fantasies sees Glenn Copeland commit his life and music to screen for the first time – an intimate coming of age story spinning pain and the suffering of prejudice into rhythm, hope and joy.

“Glorious doc about pioneering trans composer” ★★★★ – The Guardian

"a spirit-lifting documentary"★★★★ - The Guardian
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