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**Edition of 200 copies, on white vinyl** Ultras Mash Up is 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. The work ines 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 Prensio, 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 trips to away matches as part of my involvement with the ultras group Brescia 1911.
Davide Tidoni is a researcher in the field of sound and listening. He is interested to the relational dimension of listening and the uses of sound in everyday life. With a particular emphasis on observation, action and participation, he realizes a variety of works that include site-specific interventions, live performances and audio recording projects.