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A compendium (plural: compendia) is a concise compilation of a body of knowledge. A compendium may summarize a larger work. In most cases the body of knowledge will concern some delimite field of human interest or endeavour (for example: hydrogeology, logology, ichthyology, phytosociology or myrmecology), while a "universal" encyclopedia can be referred to as a compendium of all human knowledge. It could also be referred to as a tome.

The word compendium arrives from the Latin word "compenso", meaning "to weigh together or balance". The 21st century has seen the rise of democratized, online compendia in various fields. [ Wikipedia ]

Mine is obviously not an arrogant gesture that presumes the ability to collect the vastness of human knowledge, it's rather an exemplification by means of expression on how I obtain my own knowledge and pursue understanding, which is by addition, subtraction, comparison, contrast (..) and therefore by a chaotic but comprehensible rationale: weigh and balance the present by reviving memory, travel in time through various "compendia" put together in the attempt to understand - repeating the gestures that many before have done.

Compendium n1
Performance for one performer, electric and acoustic guitar, objects, real time digital sound processing, mini speakers ad amplifier. Sometimes piano and video.

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Compendium n10
For two electric guitars, objects and (sometimes) samples. With Simone Petracca (electric guitar)

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Compendium 0
Mixed media - acrylic paint, ink, digital

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