The creation of a piece of music like this falls into three stages: the first is the selection of sonic materials and a musical mode - a constellation of musical relationships. These are then patterned and explored by a system of algorithms which vary and permutate the initial elements I feed into them, resulting in a constantly morphing stream (or river) of music. The third stage is listening. Once I have the system up and running I spend a long time - many days and weeks in fact - seeing what it does and fine-tuning the materials and sets of rules that run the algorithms. It’s a lot like gardening: you plant the seeds and then you keep tending to them until you get a garden you like."
Critical thinking for social work challenges values, assumptions, beliefs underlying knowledge, theories, practice and research questions and makes judgments about the relevance and validity of information. It is the basis of good clinical decisions and is required for ethical reasoning. It is needed for practice in organisations if social workers are to retain their professional integrity in the face of pressure to become organisational apparatchiks. It is also fundamental to our defence against becoming agents of social control versus agents of social change" (Agglias et al., 2010, pp. 56 -57).