This exciting composition was written for Steve Houghton and Gordon Stout, after they both taught at the 00 Ju Percussion Group Summer Percussion Camp in Taipei, Taiwan. Incoming is a virtuosic composition for the two players, using the drumkit as a multiple percussion instrument. The drummer has the opportunity to improvise in different sections of the work, and requires the ability to solo in different and changing meters. It requires a five octave marimba and is about 8 minutes in length. While eating lunch with the 250 students one day, someone gave Gordon a drink, which turned out to be pearl milk tea, a local favorite. It is made from tea with milk and tapioca balls, and comes with a large enough straw so that the tapioca balls can be suckedup with the milk tea. Steve noticed that he could see the tapioca balls passing through the clear straw, and with each drink would declare incoming!