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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, 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 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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