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 →
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 →
The Stadium As I Want It is is a short critical observation about the spatial design of the stadium and how it influences the way supporters sing and organise themselves. (Davide Tidoni) This is one of four works by Davide Tidoni in Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! As with all of the works it arises... Continue Reading →
thisishighfieldroad.net Duncan Whitley introduces his binaural archive of Coventry City's erstwhile home Highfield Road: In 2004 I began research and development of a documentary sound project called This is Highfield Road. At the time my practice was largely driven by an interest in the semantics of sound, which I intuitively imagine as a system of... Continue Reading →
Duncan Whitley's G. D. Parada is a documentary sound and video work, depicting the amateur football club Grupo Desportivo de Parada in the rural village of Parada de Ester, central Portugal. The work is developed from series of multichannel sound recordings, designed to capture the spatial choreography of training drills and exercises at the team's... Continue Reading →