Zosha Di Castri: DUX

"Di Castri’s DUX presented considerable challenges and rewards... 

DUX was based on canonic principles stretched to the extreme, most obviously the far left and right of the keyboard, the two edges that Kigawa reconciled. Kigawa bashed out dissonances and timbres at each end—the upper register was lightly prepared with painter’s tape—with such exact rhythms and purpose that the music sounded bracing and exciting yet never aggressive.

Fiery sections alternated with quiet ones, and an extended passage of obsessive minor key repetition was seductive and haunting."  - George Grella, New York Classical Review