Twelve instrumental compositions by Ken Pedersen, based on his own impressions of Walden Pond. Music based primarily on piano.
Ken Pedersen draws upon Thoreau's ideas to create a musical discovery of beauty and belief in the human spirit. Let his music carry you to a place of serenity and reflection on the meaning of life, nature, and personal choice.
NEW AGE RETAILER
Rarely has an artist-owned label released such beautifully packaged, soundly themed, and perfectly produced music. Using Thoreau's devotion to the wildwoods area known as Walden as a means of melding natural and philosophical themes, solo pianist Pedersen has lovingly crafted an utterly gorgeous selection of pastoral melodies that engender deep feelings of tranquillity and repose.
-P J Birosik
NEW AGE VOICE
Pedersen draws his inspiration for this album directly from the famous book by the same name written by Thoreau. His piano breathes life into the writer's passages, like the quiet rippling of the wind on the surface of the water with the sunlight dancing off of its sparkling in the morning.
Listen to the wind in the trees and the birds flying among them singing. And then we get to the place where joy so overwhelms the man who appreciates the beauty of nature that he is freespirited to dance in the woods alone, making his own melodies and rhythms from all the life surrounding him.
This is an album which is played with simple, yet expressive structures. His notes and chords convey the impressions of the simple pleasures of a day in the woods without any special effects, just elegant and well played melodies.
WIND & WIRE MAGAZINE
From the first notes on his debut recording, Walden, Ken Pedersen makes it clear that this listening experience will be one of warmth, understated drama, and poignant beauty. Ken involves the listener emotionally via his heartfelt compositions and expressive playing.