Yeah, I suppose I could use dice or some other method, but for what I have in mind, that would take forever.
1. Cut random 10-second sections out of 100+ random files in a directory, then
2. String them together in a sound editor and play the whole mess into one long track. I'd like to somehow maintaining the data on which file they came from, and what time frame, so that I can then
3. Shift each snippet forward 10 seconds for a completely new (yet very similar) track.
4. I'd like to repeat this process many times until I have a whole collection of tracks all comprised of snippets of the original source material; each track would be similar, yet different, due to the forward-shift in the sampled material. When played back-to-back, this would create a strange kinda "flow" as the tracks revisit the same themes over and over again, yet moving forward in time, sorta like reading the first page of several books, then the second pages, then the third, so that the stories all move forward together, yet interrupted by each other.
Or I'll just shelve the whole idea and go for a walk.