Beat Furrer: Phasma

"'Phasma' called for leaning over the piano to reach inside and pluck, stop and unconventionally sound the strings, as in one of John Cage’s prepared pianos. Mr. Furrer — a European composer who has written for the Vienna State Opera yet somehow remains relatively obscure in the United States — plays with the tension between sounds heard as if in superspeed and lingering ones.
It’s a musical experiment. Who better to interpret it than Mr. Kigawa, with his endlessly curious mind? He rose to the challenge, his blazer off and shirt sleeves rolled up, as he let the audience into the laboratory.- Joshua Barone, The New York Times