percussion solo | ca. 7 Minutes
World Premiere: Boulder, CO - Spring, 1998
Premiered by: Randy Gibson, percussion
Descention was the first public presentation of Gibson's work and was written as a culminating project in lieu of a research paper about John Cage while at Fairview High School in Boulder, CO. The work consists of a time-based score wherein the performer drops ping-pong balls on a vibraphone with the pedal down and other resonant percussion instruments in addition to other extended techniques.
The score is likely lost.