C. M. Kosemen

C. M. Kosemen

Artist and Researcher




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Soundscape archive

This is an archive of audio recordings, mostly made in Istanbul, Turkey.
I predict
this collection to grow in value as the city changes in time.

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#27
Description:

Ambience inside a Turkish bank; sounds of printers, telephones, etc.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 04 November 2019, 11:00

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#26
Description:

The call of an itinerant boza (yeast-based fermented drink) salesman, the member of a disappearing trade.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul
Date and time: 30 October 2019, 22:00

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#25
Description:

Thunderous detonation of fireworks during Turkish Republic Day celebrations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 29 October 2019, 21:30

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#24
Description:

Music played by a santur musician in the crowded Osmanbey metro station.
Location: Osmanbey, Istanbul
Date and time: 28 October 2019, 14:00

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#23
Description:

Nocturnal soundscape in an Aegean pine forest; motorcycles and cars pass by.
Not from Istanbul, but from Ayvalik - another Turkish town by the Aegean Sea.

Location: Çamlık District, Ayvalık, Balıkesir
Date and time: 26 October 2019, 23:00

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#22
Description:

Polyglot conversations on the tram that runs from the Eminönü district to the Kabataş district.
Location: Eminönü, Istanbul
Date and time: 24 October 2019, 11:00

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#21
Description:

Piano music played over speakers on a city-line boat about to cross the Bosporus.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul
Date and time: 22 October 2019, 10:00

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#20
Description:

Eccentric vocal performance by Nesrin Çivgin, a senior street-busker known for her ululating, improvised poem/songs.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 20 October 2019, 21:00

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#19
Description:

Selâ prayers at a local mosque, announcing the death of a local community member.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 16 October 2019, 11:00

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#18
Description:

Loud traffic noises accompanied by the sound-alert system installed at a traffic crossing.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 09 October 2019, 18:00

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#17
Description:

Music played by a band of Turkish hippies at Beşiktaş Square.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 07 October 2019, 20:20

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#16
Description:

Music played by a ney musician in the crowded Osmanbey metro station.
Location: Osmanbey, Istanbul
Date and time: 09 August 2019, 11:40

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#15
Description:

Calls of swifts (Apus sp.) in urban canyon; mixed with sounds of the wind, evening traffic, sirens, etc.
Location: Levent, Istanbul
Date and time: 02 August 2019, 20:30

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#14
Description:

Ambience inside a Turkish shopping mall.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul
Date and time: 26 July 2019, 10:00

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#13
Description:

Summer rain ambience.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 23 July 2019, 11:00

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#12
Description:

Chaotic soundscape of the Gayrettepe metrobus station, part of an efficient but overcrowded and depressing transport system.
Location: Gayrettepe, Istanbul
Date and time: 22 July 2019, 22:18

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#11
Description:

Evening ambience on Kadıköy pier; the sounds of minstrels, boats on the Bosporus, crowds.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 20 July 2019, 21:00

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#10
Description:

Crossing from Asia to Europe on the Marmaray underground/underwater train.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul
Date and time: 20 July 2019, 12:10

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#09
Description:

Summer rain ambience.
Location: Bağlarbaşı, Istanbul
Date and time: 12 July 2019, 10:40

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#08
Description:

Rainy morning on Üsküdar seafront; boat sounds, traffic, rain, umbrella vendors' calls.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul
Date and time: 11 July 2019, 08:50

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#07
Description:

Evening ambience on the Bosporus; boat sounds, digital ticket machines, seagulls, calls to prayer.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 6 July 2019, 20:45

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#06
Description:

Sounds of a cat eating.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 6 July 2019, 14:00

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#05
Description:

Music played by a street organist from the Southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakır; with noises made by onlookers.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 5 July 2019, 00:15

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#04
Description:

Street musicians playing tulum, a bagpipe-like musical instrument native to Turkey's Black Sea region.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul
Date and time: 2 July 2019, 18:05

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#03
Description:

Racuous seagulls, wind and airplane sounds at dawn.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 2 July 2019, 04:35

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#02
Description:

Boat sirens, traffic sounds, Bosporus ambience on Turkish Cabotage Day celebrations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Date and time: 1 July 2019, 11:30

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#01
Description:

Seagulls, sounds of children playing in the evening.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul
Date: 23 June 2019, 18:45

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