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REPERTOIRE

CEASE TO EXIST
THE BLOWS FROM OUTSIDE
HOW FAR CAN I GET
MY TARGET IS YOUR EYES
AS THE SOUND BURNS
HUNTING (mic and nailgun)
SINGLE STROKES
CRASH TEST

DOCUMENTATION IMAGES

AS THE SOUND BURNS, Valsusa 2018
AS THE SOUND BURNS, Bruxelles 2018
SONIC PROTEST, Paris 2018
BORDERLINE, Athens 2017
TSONAMI, Valparaiso 2016
CEASE TO EXIST, Den JHaag 2017
PERFORMANCES 2018 (Richmond U.S.A.; Milan Italy; Bamberg Germany; Brussels Belgium)

Canta Che Non Passa / Our Singing Will Stop It



The work documents part of the repertoire of the informal choir “Canta Che Non Passa”. The choir is a spontaneous group of middle age/old people that constituted a part of the NO TAV* movement in Valsusa, northern Italy. The choir’s repertoire consists mainly of protest songs adapted from preexisting musical sources, with new lyrics that have been created from scratch.

I recorded the choir during one of their rehearsals. Rather position the microphone at a certain distance from the group to capture the multiplicity of voices, I chose to focus on individual voices of those members that sat beside me. This strategy was designed to stress the fallible and imperfect nature of the chorale and place emphasis on: 1) the singular/plural dimension of collective singing; 2) the beauty, strength, and vulnerability of non-professional voices.

* As clearly stated by the name of the choir (“Canta Che Non Passa” means “Sing, So It Won’t Pass” or better “Our Singing Will Stop It”) the NO TAV movement opposes the creation of the new high speed railway line between Turin and Lyon. More info: brief history of the no tav movement and notav.info.

ULTRAS MASHUP



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recordings, mash-up, mixing: Davide Tidoni
design: Marzia Dalfini & Davide Tidoni
cover silkscreen: l’Appât
audio format: white vinyl 12″ & .wav download link
year: 2018
first edition: 200 copies
publisher: SARU and VIAINDUSTRIAE
cost: 15 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: write to baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

TOUCH OF THE POPS



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recordings, graphic signs & texts: Davide Tidoni
design: Davide Tidoni & Marzia Dalfini
audio format: cd + download link
silkscreen: l’Appât
hand-binded leporello with folded cover: SongYi Han
pages: 16
dimensions: 110×150x6mm
year: 2018
first edition: 64 copies
publisher: Balloon&Needle
cost: 30 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: write to baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

TOUCH OF THE POPS



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Audio release with text and graphics.
The work documents a series of directly experienced balloon pops.
Each pop was performed using a balloon and a location.
All locations were encountered separately by chance and chosen for their unique acoustic response.
The recordings presented in the book are intended to document the action of popping, its situatedness, immediacy, and physicality.

Produced by Balloon&Needle and Davide Tidoni.

TOUCH OF THE POPS – OUT NOW!!!



MMMOOORRREEE IIINNNFFFOOO HHHEEERRREEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MMOORREE IINNFFOO HHEERREE !!!!!!!!!!! MORE INFO HERE !!!!!!

FIRE FROM WITHIN ——— DOCU 2018 ——— BAM BBAAMM BBBAAAMMM BBAAMM !!!!!!!!!!

ALL BODIES END IN SILENCE



The work presents several actions Davide has performed with microphones. These actions reflect on the materiality of the sound devices and explore their corporeal aspects, as sounding bodies that he interacts with in unexpected ways. The actions are developed with a direct dramaturgy, each ending with the metaphorical death of the microphone/loudspeaker and consequent absence of sound. Examples of actions include burning a microphone or destroying a loudspeaker with a slingshot. Davide’s actions explore the ephemeral nature of corporeal existence through the presence, absence, and disappearance of sound as a metaphor for life and death.

VIDEO LIST:
Departure [02':40'']
Cut-off [01':38'']
Falling Apart [03':24'']
Until When It Dies [06':10'']
He Hears The Silence So Loud [02':19'']
Untitled [03':08'']
My Target Is Your Eyes [02':34'']
As The Sound Burns [03':38'']

Davide Tidoni: locations, actions, sound, video, editing.
Videos produced by Overtoon and Davide Tidoni.

Thanks to sander, flo, FS, SNCB, a bas la maxi-prison, paolo ruaro, martino, loes@nadine, giammo, eugenio, almarosa, marzi, bam bam bam bam !!!

THE SOUND OF NORMALISATION



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recordings, video, & texts: Davide Tidoni
mixing: Enzo Cimino & Davide TIdoni
design: Marzia Dalfini & Davide Tidoni
audio-video format: dvd & .mov/.wav download link
offset printing
binding: thread sewn, open spine binding with glued on boards
pages: 60
dimensions: 15×21x1cm
year: 2018
first edition: 300 copies
publisher: SARU and VIAINDUSTRIAE
cost: 15 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: write to baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

AS THE SOUND BURNS

asb-a
asb-b
asb-c

SINGLE STROKES

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.