Selected Arbitrary Works I - V is the first of two cycles of albums. The contents of each album is sourced entirely from archival material dating from 2006-2016 from two hard drives. Between these years no effective naming convention of the files was introduced, therefore the contents of said files were unknown. All sounds and combinations thereof were selected arbitrarily and arranged visually in a basic wave-editing program. Additionally, throughout this process, the master volume of the program was muted so that no sounds could be heard. The pieces could not be previewed until they were deemed finished. There was no rule as to when or if each piece was finished - they simply looked finished to me. Once the work was complete there could be no alterations, exclusions or mastering. What is presented here is the result, for better or for worse, of this exercise.
released September 3, 2016
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