Monocle on Culture
‘Keyboard Fantasies’, libraries and a Balearic disco
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22 November 2021
We meet Posy Dixon, the director of new documentary ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, which tells the story of how musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland found an audience 30 years after the release of his album. Plus: we nip over to a new exhibition in Naples to talk about book collecting and the importance of libraries, and meet the Venezuelan DJ who has put together a compilation album of Ibizan music from the 1980s that’s just the shot of vitamin D we need.
22 November 2021
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