Babylon Bar: Beverly Glenn-Copeland + Laryssa Kim
A new age pioneer, a vinyl culte figure, a transgender icon: STUK is proud to welcome 75-years old Canadian singer-songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
Before the concerts, at 19:00, there will be a free screening of Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, a crowdfunded movie telling the story of Copeland as singer, transgender and musical pioneer.
19:00 film Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
20:00 doors concert
20:15 Laryssa Kim
21:00 Beverly Glenn-Copeland
The life of 75 year old Canadian singer Beverly Glenn-Copeland reads like a fairytale. After a classical training and a folk jazz debut album, Copeland rose to fame mostly as an 80s singer-actor in children’s shows like Mr. Dressup and Sesame Street. In that period, Copeland bought a Yamaha DX7 synth and Roland drum computer, allowing him to experiment with ambient and new age pop in all obscurity. It led to the six-part masterpiece Keyboard Fantasies in 1986. The self-released album is an ode to life and nature, characterized by sparkling synth melodies and Copeland’s sweet contralto timbre. Sadly, it didn’t get the recognition it deserved in its own time. That changed with 2016’s reissue: Copeland was invited as lector at the Red Bull Music Academy, leading to a European tour with his 5-piece band Indigo Rising, and even a biographic documentary, released this November. In his own visionary words: “I was making music for a generation that had yet to be born.” At the age of 75, Copeland finally found an audience in the youngest generation of lo-fi and ambient lovers.
Support comes from Italian musician and vocalist Laryssa Kim. After a stop in Amsterdam she now lives in Belgium, where she was trained in acousmatic composition. A young experimentalist, Kim makes dreamy, trancy ‘popscapes’ by looping and reshaping her voice and other sounds. Her new EP is released in October 2019.
At the door
€12 STUK card / culture card
€10 STUK card / culture card
Free for Subbacultcha members
The film screening is free, the concerts are not