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PERFORMANCES JUNE/JULY 2018 – DOCU







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FORGET THE THEATER – GO TO THE STADIUM



Forget The Theater – Go To The Stadium documents all of the times that the italian word “dai” (in english “c’mon”) was used by the leaders of the ultras group BRESCIA 1911 during Brescia vs. Catania, 2015. The word “dai” is commonly used as an exhortation to urge the group to participate in the chanting.

The work reflects on the participatory dimension of football culture and makes a parallel with the shared feelings of identification, involvement and complicity that characterized the origins of western theater.

GET SOME CHALK ON YOUR BOOTS! – EXHIBITED WORKS

Here are the works that I presented as part of the exhibition Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! – The sounding Cultures of Football, Oxford Brookes University, 15june>15july.

FORGET THE THEATER – GO TO THE STADIUM documents all of the times that the italian word “dai” (in english “c’mon”) was used by the leaders of the ultras group BRESCIA 1911 during Brescia vs. Catania, 2015. The word “dai” is commonly used as an exhortation to urge the group to participate in the chanting.



THE SOUND OF NORMALISATION is a collection of audio recordings documenting the sound culture of the ultras group Brescia 1911 in relation to modern football and the wave of repressive measures targeted at organised  supporters groups. Each recording comes with a short introductory text and is presented here as a video with subtitles. 



ULTRAS MASHUP consists of 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.



ULTRAS KARAOKE is the karaoke version of a series of football supporters’ chants. The lyrics of supporters are superimposed with a midi-track of the original songs the chants are based on.



ULTRAS MASHUP – DOWNLOAD PAGE

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THE SOUND OF NORMALISATION – DOWNLOAD PAGE

DOWNLOAD VIDEOS in .MP4

DOWNLOAD AUDIO TRACKS in .WAV

ULTRAS KARAOKE



ULTRAS KARAOKE is the karaoke version of a series of football supporters’ chants. The lyrics of supporters are superimposed with a midi-track of the original songs the chants are based on.

UP IN THE VALLEY 2018, 22>28 JULY


WHAT
Up In The Valley is a sound/listening workshop taking place on the mountains of the ValSabbia region in Northern Italy.

Presenting a series of listening pieces specifically designed for the location, the workshop explores the propagation of sound in space and the interaction between sound, space and listener.

During the 5 days of the workshop, acousitc principles and sound effects such as reflection, absorption, filtering, and distance are staged and performed live.

Focussing on the position of the listener, the distance from the sound source and the threshold of audibilty, the workshop investigates the potential of the listener to perceive and produce sound.

All the listening pieces are site specific and take advantage of the affordances/constraints of the location. Mountain serves as unique setting providing specific qualities such as high silence/noise ratio, long-distance acoustic horizon and multiple reflecting surfaces.

The pieces are presented as part of a series of walking excursions. The average time of each excursion is 6/8 hours including breaks.

DOCUMENTATION
See a SELECTION OF IMAGES from the past editions of the workshop.

DATES
22: arrival
23: intro + familiarization with the location
24>27: workshop
28: outro + bye bye

ABOUT THE PLACE
The workshop takes place in Presegno (Brescia) and its surrounding area.
Presegno is a small village with less than a dozen inhabitants.
The village is situated 1000 meters above sea level in the mountains of the Sabbia Valley.
Here you can read more about the place.

ACCOMMODATION
Participants stay in a shared accommodation house (the former school of the village).
The house consists of 2 big sleeping rooms, dining room, kitchen and toilets.
If you want more privacy you can bring your tent and sleep outside.

FOOD
In the village there are no shops and there’s only one bar.
Food is prepared together in the kitchen of the house where we stay.

MONEY POLICY
1) Approx 50 euro for the accommodation (6 nights)
2) Approx 40 euro for eating (6 days)
3) I dont’ feel comfortable asking you money for the workshop. You choose how much you want to give according to your financial situation and your system of values. The initiative is 100% self organized and there’s nobody sponsoring it.

PARTICIPANTS
Maximum number is ~8.
Not for those who suffer vertigo and panic attack.

EQUIPMENT
Bring approriate shoes (we’ll walk on steep mountain trails), long trouser (against insects), sun lotion, sun cap, water bottle/thermos, backpack, lunchbox, walking stick (only if you have one…), warm clothes (it might be slighlty cold in the evening, we’re 1000 high…), water proof jacket and everything you need in case of rain.
If you have a history of anaphylaxis or any other allergic reaction to insect bites, bring your own epinephrine autoinjector and/or antihistamines.
Bring your sleeping bag (there’re enough beds but not enough bed-sheets…).
If you have a mobile phone, download a white noise generator and a tone generator app (If you can’t find one, I will send you a couple of links by email).

HOW TO GET THERE
1) Flight with Ryanair to Milan/Orio al Serio or to Verona or to any other city in norther italy
2) Take a bus or train to Brescia.
3) Take a bus to Vestone/Lavenone.
I’ll come and pick you up at the bus station.
More detailed info will be sent to the registered participants.

REGISTRATION
send an email to: baitabaita AT riseup DOT com

THE STADIUM AS I WANT IT



THE STADIUM AS I WANT IT is a short critical observation about the spatial design of the stadium and how it influences the way supporters sing and organise themselves.

ULTRAS MASHUP



ULTRAS MASHUP consists of a series of audio tracks in which football chants’ recordings 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 includes 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 Parensio, 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 away matches as part of my involvement with the ultras group Brescia 1911 (2001 – ongoing).

Supported by SARU (@saru_brookes) at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Sound Diaries project “Get some chalk on your boots!”.

AS THE SOUND BURNS

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SONIC PROTEST fest. PARIS

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EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS 2018







stainless steel
120×40x4mm
embossed packaging
50 copies

concept and realization: Davide Tidoni
embossing/printing: L’Appât Atelier
folding: Tatsuya Inuikawa, La Rivière Sèche

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The Sound of White Noise

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The Sound of White Noise is an audio piece consisting of a series of listening instructions that are broadcasted on the radio and performed by the radio listeners at home. The instructions are about specific body positions and movements that the listeners have to perform in relation to the sound system they are using and the space where they are. A recorded voice gives the instructions and guides the listeners through the entire duration of the piece. Each instruction invites the listeners to interact with the white noise that is diffused through the radio. The movements and gestures that the listeners perform modify the stream of white noise that is diffused in the room and the way it is perceived.

The piece has been broadcasted on the 29th of April 2015 on Deutschland Radio Kultur.

A french version of the piece has been realized in 2017 (produced by ACSR, Brussels) and received a mention at the Phonurgia Nova Prix Art Sonore, Paris 2017.

CRASH TEST

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NIGHT WALKS – VIDEO DOCU



Night Walks was presented at Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds?
Curated by Nicole Gingras
Video by Filippo M. Ceredi
Thanks to Centrale for Contemporary Art and Overtoon.