Primary Rules of Eco-Structuralism:

• Structures must be derived from natural sound sources
• Structural data must remain in series

Secondary Rules of Eco-Structuralism:

• The amplitude, frequency, timbre and spatial structures may all be extracted and used as individual structures
• Not all structures from a sound sample need be used
• A structure may be transformed to perform a different sonic task than it initially performed
• Small sections of the structure may be extracted and used separately, but the internal structure of that subset must remain in series
• A structure may be transformed through elongation, compression, inversion, reversing, scaling and offsetting
• A structure may be abstracted from, to reveal a second order underlying formative structure, which must then follow the rules of eco-structuralism
• New tasks may be added to the set of rules as long as they obey the primary rules