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David Denton
David's Review Corner, April 2014

You might think this is a cult disc of music from the multi-faceted composer known as ‘Fuzzy’, but it is something very different, and a release I have greatly enjoyed. Born seventy-five years ago, the untamed hair and beard of Jens Wilhelm Pedersen earned him the nickname ‘Fuzzy’, and it is with that name he has become internationally famous…don’t be surprised to find an imposing organ score for the three sections of the Notre Dame Trilogy composed—and played here—for the Danish organist, Grethe Krogh, for a performance on the famous Paris organ. It has moments of wit, but it is a serious composition that makes substantial demands on the performer. Then we move to the world of electronics, where Fuzzy mainly lives, with B-Movies scored for harp and electronics with some unusual results. Chimes of Memory and Stjerner over Kobenhavns Forbraendingsanstalt is in the world I describe as ‘university music’, its clever experimenting I fear will wilt in time. Then in the second of Tre tilbagebilk—with a role for a wordless soprano—we have again struck pure gold in its haunting atmosphere, the whole work featuring a soloist playing bass saxophone in the outer movements and tenor saxophone in the central one. © 2014 David’s Review Center





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