Whatever else you see while watching Checkendon Exiles v Wheatley King and Queen in the Upper Thames Valley Sunday League or Algeria v Senegal in the African Cup of Nations Final, you will definitely notice the corner flags. They have been an essential part of the material culture of football, from the grassroots to the... Continue Reading →
The Get Rid! advent calendar has returned to Sound Diaries this December with twenty four sounds of 24″ duration from our growing archive of audio documentation of grassroots football. Expect last-gasp equalisers; feral goal celebrations; baffling explanations of the offside law; erratic grass mowing; overwrought full-backs; the diesel-powered tremolo of the floodlight generator; goalkeepers making... Continue Reading →
thisishighfieldroad.net As part of Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! SARU commissioned artist Duncan Whitley to complete and make available his sound archive of binaural sound recordings from the erstwhile home of Coventry City, highfield Road. Visitors to the website can search and listen online to the archive’s 141 sound recordings from Coventry City’s final... Continue Reading →
At the closing event for the Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! exhibition at the Glass Tank sound artists Shirley Pegna and Paul Whitty will be investigating the seismic activity generated by footballers as they move across the turf; as they make a sudden change of direction; jump for a header or fall to the... Continue Reading →
The closing event for Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! will take place on Friday 13th July in and around the Glass Tank Gallery. The event features a performance by sound artist Davide Tidoni of his ULTRAS MASH UP and Shirley Pegna and Paul Whitty's will be testing their new work 'Footfall' during which a... Continue Reading →
Davide Tidoni's ULTRAS MASHUP commissioned as part of Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is now available here. All of Davide Tidoni's works in the exhibition have been realised over the last 15 years as part of his involvement with the ultras group ‘Brescia 1911’.
As part Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! we have published an anthology of short essays about football and the sounds of the everyday. Edited by Paul Whitty from SARU the publication includes contributions from writer and artist Juliet Jacques, composer Laurence Crane, poet and academic Steven Matthews, composer and writer Lauren Redhead, phonographer Patrick... Continue Reading →
Bethan Elford explores the impact of a stadium relocation for West Ham United football club with the sounds of the match-day experience from a supporter's perspective. 'Songs from the Stands' is an aid to supporters unfamiliar with the repertoire of songs and chants sung by the supporters over the years, and designed with the hope... Continue Reading →