body split and hand remained untouched with the exception of itself was composed during a residency period at VIsby International Centre for Composers (Visby, SE) in 2018 and is due for premiere at Opera North in Fall 2018. The tour de force 25' piano part twitches precariously between manic states of ultra-high and ultra-low pitched material while provoking the performer with moments of impossible chords, real-time performance decisions, textual surprises, all the while intimating at an underlying rhythm just within reach.