TRANSIT X BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND  07 JuniJun 2023 19:0021:00Vestergade 18E, 2. sal, 1456 København K, Danmark


Talk and screening of the documentary ‘Keyboard Fantasies’

Wednesday June 7 19:00-21:00


TRANSIT proudly presents an evening dedicated to the music and story of the trans musician and pioneer. Before the screening Flor Ma Lysgaard, Luka Holmegaard and Raymonde Gaunoux will talk about their personal relationships with Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s music, trans elders, trans representation in art and music and the power of trans joy.

Cheap bar and free snacks throughout the evening.

The event is for Transit alumni and other trans, non-binary and gender diverse people and their allies.

The event will be in English



18.30 – Doors and bar open

19:00 – Welcome and talk:

Flor Ma Lysgaard, project manager for Transit and musician, they/them

Luka Holmegaard, writer, he/they

Raymonde Gaunoux, musician, queer activist and musicology scholar, he/him

19.30 – Screening of the documentary ‘Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story’ by Posy Dixon (1 hour 11 min, English)

20:40 – Bar and hangout


Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

As a black queer person in 1961 when queernes was a penalty, Beverly Glenn-Copeland was an outsider as one of the first black students at a prestigious Canadian university studying classical music. 20 years later in 1984, after several releases but no momentum as an artist, he buys a computer and creates the electronic new age and folk leaning album ‘Keyboard Fantasies’. He presses 200 tapes and sells 50. Nothing really happens. Ahead of his time, ‘Keyboard Fantasies’ and Copeland lingers unknown to the world. In 2015 he is contacted by a Japanese music lover. He wants to buy every copy of the album he can get. This event sees a turning point I Copelands life as the album is exposed to influential contemporary electronic musicians. The documentary follows Beverly in 2019, now in his 70s, on his biggest tour ever playing to young audiences who have just discovered his music. The film features interviews and live performances that shows just why this charismatic, spiritual and youthful trans elder is being hailed as a cult icon and a pioneer.

Directed by Posy Dixon, 2019

Produced by Liv Proctor

1 hour 11 minutes