Restrictions are fundamental to my work. This film focuses on the most obvious physical restriction. All my work uses found objects, as much as is possible, in the state in which they are found. Any repairs carried out are basic and merely to achieve some sound production. All work is then produced live without headphones using randomly selected loops from randomly selected records. By making work in this way I hope to reassess the nature of the objects and their 'useful' life, explore notions of musical consistency and examine the ontology of recorded sound. This study of a fundamental part of my composing process is accompanied by a mix of randomly selected loops from records selected by artist Louise Bird.