Musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland presents his first-ever concert in the United States in the VW Dome with his band. Glenn-Copeland is a septuagenarian Black trans man who departed the US for Canada in the early 1960s and has not returned since. His unique musical style is an idiosyncratic mix of ambient electronica, jazz, classical, and psychedelic folk, featured on two renowned self-released albums—an eponymous record from 1970 and Keyboard Fantasies, a cassette released in 1986.
Glenn-Copeland’s US premiere will be accompanied by performances of his music by poet and musician YATTA and screenings of Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story by Posy Dixon and a short documentary by the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s In the Making series.
An artist talk precedes the program, moderated by Kyp Malone at 2 p.m.
General Admission: $15
MoMA Members: $13
Artist talk is free with MoMA PS1 admission.
VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators.
VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and is produced by Alexandra Rosenberg, Producer, with Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, MoMA PS1.
VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program since its inception.
Dance programming as part of VW Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.