This is a very abstract and avant-garde way of composing.
Start by writing on a piece of sheet music a bunch of notes at random – with a variety of note lengths and pitches. Do this without thought. You can even ask a friend to do this and ask them to randomly write stuff on a staff.
Next, rip the piece of sheet music up. How you do that is up to you, but I suggest that each scrap of paper contains at least one note figure of motif.
From there, arrange and piece back together the sheet music. You certainly don’t have to use all the scraps. Also, you can invert the scraps and turn them upside down against the staff to get a new pitch.
Now, play your creation. If you like it, keep it! In the case that you don’t approve of it, edit it or start from the beginning of the process again.
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