Forty-five years. That’s how long the Canadian-American musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland spent not waiting for fame. Bookending that period are his debut album, released in 1970, and the 2015 rediscovery of Keyboard Fantasies, a record first released on a few hundred cassettes in 1986. In the intervening years, Glenn-Copeland, who goes by Glenn, worked at everything from delivering pizzas to composing for Sesame Street and appearing as a regular on the Canadian children’s TV show Mr. Dressup. The one constant was making music in serene obscurity, a process he describes as translating into song the audible transmissions sent to him from the “Universal Broadcasting System.” In the last few years his ethereal music has resurfaced, and his albums Keyboard Fantasies and Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland reissued. He has performed at MoMA in New York and been the subject of a documentary film that covers both his creative journey and his transition to living publicly This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Music Issue 20 Bring It on Home: Leon Bridges From bussing tables to playing at the White House in under two years, Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 21 Variations on Solitude: Glenn Gould Three decades since his death, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s inner life endures with as much legend as his recordings. Arts & Culture Music Issue 22 Esperanza Spalding Esperanza Spalding continues to challenge expectations and classifications—particularly her own. Arts & Culture Music Rosie Lowe London-based singer Rosie Lowe talks to us about creative recharging, the power of songwriting and the vulnerability inherent in live performance. Arts & Culture Music Issue 23 Jones A British musician offers advice on how to harness massive ambition: Do not yield to self-doubt.