Davide Tidoni – ULTRAS MASH UP

We’re very pleased to announce the release of ULTRAS MASH UP, by Davide Tidoni.

ULTRAS MASH UP is a series of audio tracks in which recordings of football chants are mixed with the original songs they are based on. The work reflects on the musical aspects of football supporters’ culture and supporters’ practice of creation through appropriation.

The work ines football supporters’ repurposed versions of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera theme Aida, Jewish traditional song from Psalm 23 Gam Gam, Marcella Bella’s 1972 Sanremo Festival success Montagne Verdi, Walt Disney’s whistling theme from Robin Hood, northern Italian folk song La Mula de Prensio, Coca-Cola jingle Buy the World a Coke, Dean Martin’s signature song That’s Amore, and Righeira’s 80’s summer hit L’Estate Sta Finendo.

The football chants used in the tracks have been recorded at the stadium and on trips to away matches as part of Tidoni’s involvement with the ultras group Brescia 1911.

 You can purchase ULTRAS MASH UP (white vinyl) for £15 including postage HERE

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 ULTRAS MASH UP 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. 

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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

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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.

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