Title: all fOMENgs
Completed in 2003, all fOMENgs, is a collection of video and music by James Bohn on DVD. Included in the collection is: Ballad, The Ballad of Qfwfq, EARly, moment, Simply Folk, and Walking on Eggshells. The title was created using a statistical analysis of the titles of the individual pieces included on the disc. Several of the works (Ballad, The Ballad of Qfwfq, moment, and Walking on Eggshells) are expressions of manifold composition.
"Manifold composition" is term that was introduced by Sever Tipei in 1989. It refers to composition as an expression of an idea, as opposed to an absolute aesthetic object. That is that manifold composition can generate any number of "manifolds" that are similar to each other, but differ from manifold to manifold. Some of the pieces (Ballad and Walking on Eggshells) use video manifolds (different videos that are generated from the same materials using the same process, but with different initial conditions), while other pieces (The Ballad of Qfwfq and moment) utilize both video manifolds and musical manifolds (different music that is generated using the smae process, but with different initial conditions).