“Aphorisms” consists of a collection of short pieces. These are concise compositions with origins in different psychogeographies. The works sketch the complex spectrum of the many geographic, political, psychological, and emotional boundaries carved out by the war. With the exceptions of Komitas Vardapet’s dance and Erik Satie’s pieces—which were respectively composed one decade, and one moth previously—all the works heard here came into being during the war years. I have chosen the visual materials according to my re-interpretations of the music—in more or less audacious or opportunistic fashion—while taking into account the circumstances of the composers’ individual lives.