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Hiroyuki Itoh has developed a sound language at the same time irritating and iridescent, and who with microtones has pulled the firm ground away, though brings the chords to an entirely unique luminosity. How the Arditti Quartet let the final sound in pianissimo shimmer, belonged to the most intense moments of the evening.

 

-- Jürg Huber November 13, 2004 Neue Zürcher Zeitung 

 

 

 


(What is heard in the piece is) a mysterious and illusional world, in which intriguing textures are being woven by very delicately controlled microtonal pitches and fluctuating pulses.

 

-- Akira Nishimura October 1, 2006 NHK FM radio broadcast