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Istanbul sounds

Future Cities: the sounds of Istanbul

The next stop on our tour of the world’s urban sounds takes us to where Europe and Asia meet on the Bosphorus – let’s tune in to Istanbul sounds. The call to prayer is a classic sound of the city, and David Webb recorded this

The silence spoke in Taksim Square, Istanbul

We’re off to Taksim Square, Istanbul today, and a protest from 30 March 2012 recorded by Jacek Smolicki, which has been reimagined into something impressive by long-time contributor Jeff Dungfelder from New York: “I chose to use the field recording of Turkish women in Istanbul

Giving the name away – Istanbul reimagined

“I decided to recall the noble tradition of the musical cryptogram, in which the notes used in a piece hold some meaning external to the piece itself. I used two different synth lines to spell out the location name. The lead, higher synth spells out C-A-D-D-E-B-ost-A-n (Caddebostan), while the underpinning bass synth answers it with B-E-A-C-h (beach). “