Davide Tidoni – The Sound of Normalisation

We’re very pleased to announce the release of The Sound Of Normalisation, by Davide Tidoni.

The Sound of Normalisation is a collection of audio recordings and a book of transcriptions documenting the sounding culture of the ultras group Brescai 1911 in relation to modern football and the wave of repressive measures targeted at organised supporters groups. The recordings were made over a period of fifteen years and cover:

The creation uses and meanings of the chants used by the ultras. Group principles and collective identity. Audience participation and the process of social exclusion from the stadium. Police repression and the political implication of the chants. The evolution of drumming in the stadium in relation to the drums ban-order of 2007.

You can purchase The Sound of Normalisation (Book and DVD) for £10 including postage HERE


The Sound of Normalisation is one of a number of publications released during the Sound Diaries/SARU exhibition, Get Some Chalk On Your Boots!

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is a project developed by Paul Whitty in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. As well as the many publications, the project, the purpose of which is to investigate the everyday sounding cultures of football, also includes a symposium, with speakers such as Lauren Redhead and Patrick Tubin Mcginley, and an exhibition, with works from Paul Whitty, Davide Tidoni, Bethan Elford, and many more. The exhibition is on Monday to Friday, 10-5pm, at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes, until July 13th 2018.