Fuzzy: Irrepressible Humour and a Sense of Fun

Fuzzy is the nickname by which the composer and improviser Jens Wilhelm Pederson is commonly known. Long an important figure on the Danish music scene, his music is now also making waves internationally.

Earlier this year we wrote about Chimes of Memory, a CD release on which a number of his works were collected for the occasion of his 75th birthday.

We're not the only ones to have written about it. There have been many reviews, both locally and abroad, and the level of enthusiasm has been high:

You don't often hear electronics used so effectively. An unexpected, unalloyed treat. —The Arts Desk

…a composer of diverse interests & decidedly playful outlook. Fuzzy’s irrepressible humour & sense of fun keeps the music from being all about an ongoing sense of formal interconnectedness. —5:4

A dream of an organ piece played by a Danish organ legend. The “Notre Dame” is played, so the neck hairs stand upright. —Jyllands Posten

For our international readers, links to the English reviews:

The Arts Desk – Classical CDs Weekly: Elgar, Fuzzy, James Rhodes

5:4 – New releases: Fuzzy, Craig Leon, Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek, Tim Hodgkinson

And our Danish readers can enjoy both Seismograf's tribute to the composer, Jyllands Posten's review, and From the Wizard's Bunker, a write-up by Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld.