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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.



EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS







concept: Davide Tidoni
design: Davide Tidoni and Marzia Dalfini
material: stainless steel
dimensions: 120×40x4mm
weight: 700 gr.
embossed printing: l’Appât
packaging: Tatsuya Inuikawa
year: 2018
first edition: 50 copies
cost: 15 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

ULTRAS MASHUP – DOWNLOAD PAGE

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THE SOUND OF NORMALISATION – DOWNLOAD PAGE

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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, 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

ULTRAS KARAOKE



This audio work is the continuation of the homonymous video project that you can find here

ULTRAS KARAOKE is the karaoke version of a series of football supporters’ chants. The lyrics of the supporters are superimposed with a midi-track of the original songs the chants are based on.
The chants that appear in this work are sung by non professional singers. Their voices have been recorded in informal studio settings, far from football stadiums.

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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).

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AS THE SOUND BURNS

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SONIC PROTEST fest. PARIS

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