Established by musician Mads Emil Nielsen
in 2014, Arbitrary has published graphic scores (Framework) and visual notations, audio and music on various formats (vinyl, CD) as well as a collection of experimental mixtapes and audio collages (Arbitrary assemblage series) with contributions from German, American and Russian artists.
Arbitrary presented its "Live + Listening Room" concert series in Copenhagen, combining live performances with listening sessions. Mainly dedicated to the output of Nielsen's own work and collaborations, the imprint has released sound pieces & graphic score interpretations as part of the Framework series by various artists including Andrea Neumann
, Jan Jelinek
and Nicola Ratti
, as well as music by Berlin-based projects Denseland and The Pitch.