After about three minutes, a descending line based on a Sheppard Scale (gradually fading in a higher octave while simultaneously fading out a lower one) is played by long, sustained notes on the electric guitar with an ebow.
DESCENDLESS was my first attempt to write a piece with two audio illusions at the same time. Firstly, the pulse feels like it never stops slowing down, with my take on a Risset rhythm. Instead of increasing the loudness of notes in the shorter of two rhythmic sub-divisions (e.g. eighth note amid quarter notes), I increase the probability they are played at all! This opens up many more options for more musical uses of dynamics and pitch.