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 world changes in time.

 

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Soundscape of residential back-alleys in Istanbul's Beşiktaş district, sounds of turtledoves (Streptopelia sp.) can also be heard.
Location: Ihlamurdere, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2 March 2022, 18:30

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Acoustic ambience in a pet store, I am trying to get a parrot to talk.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 27 February 2022, 17:30

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Soundscape from a seaside cafe.
Location: Dolmabahçe, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 20 February 2022, 16:30

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Sunny seaside ambience in a residential district.
Location: Caddebostan, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 19 February 2022, 13:30

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Street sounds from Kadıköy; a rock-n-roll busker, traffic lights, conversations, etc.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 4 February 2022, 16:50

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The call of an itinerant boza (yeast-based fermented drink) seller, the member of a disappearing trade.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 7 January 2022, 19:30

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Fireworks for the New Year.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 31 December 2021, 12:59

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Singers on a local boat.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 25 December 2021, 17:45

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Calls of a simit (local round bread) vendor at dawn.
Location: Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Date and time: 3 December 2021, 12:30

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Sirens and klaxons on the minute of the death-anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's secular founding father.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 10 November 2021, 09:05

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Music of a local minstrel.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 10 October 2021, 19:50

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Metro busker covering a song by Teoman, a celebrated Turkish rock star.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 5 October 2021, 11:30

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Classical Arabic music playing in a streetside cafe.
Location: Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 24 August 2021, 12:30

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Soundscape on a residential side-alley in Beşiktaş; caged songbirds, conversations, distant traffic sounds are audible.
Location: Ihlamurdere, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 18 August 2021, 14:30

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The songs of an aged, flute-playing street musician.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 18 August 2021, 17:45

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The sounds made by a baby seagull, Larus sp., echoing down the ventilation shaft of an apartment building.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 3 June 2021, 23:00

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Soundscape during a COVID-19 lockdown.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 29 April 2021, 14:30

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The sounds of Alexandrine parakeets, Psittacula eupatria; among other bird songs.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 10 April 2021, 17:30

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Songbirds and early spring ambience.
Location: Kalamış, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 6 April 2021, 13:50

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The church bells of the Santa Maria Draperis Roman Catholic Church.
Location: Galatasaray, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2 April 2021, 19:00

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A conversation on a public city bus.
Location: Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 29 March 2021, 13:00

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The sounds made by two fighting cats.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 24 March 2021, 09:30

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A busker playing the "Çanakkale Song" on a flute, commemorating the costly Turkish victory during the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War.
Location: Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 18 March 2021, 17:40

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Spring ambience from Istanbul's Cihangir-Gümüşsuyu district during a weekend lockdown. Domestic sounds such as a vacuum cleaner operating and another resident listening to music are audible.
Location: Cihangir, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 14 March 2021, 14:30

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Soundscape of the Ihlamurdere street in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. Street sounds, ambulance noises, people talking, etc.
Location: Ihlamurdere, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 12 March 2021, 12:00

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Anti-government protest during COVID-19 lockdown; protesters are making noise by banging pots and pans together.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 5 February 2021, 21:00

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Sound of a fat dog barking at passing cars.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 3 February 2021, 14:30

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Sound of a cat purring at night.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 26 January 2021, 5:00

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Noises in an apartment ventilation shaft during a rainstorm.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 25 January 2021, 15:00

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Noises made by an in-house radiator as its pipes expand with hot water.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 05 January 2021, 06:00

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Backgammon players at night in lonely summer resort.
Location: Aktur, Bitez, Muğla, Turkey
Date and time: 11 November 2020, 19:15

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Sirens and klaxons on the minute of the 82nd death-anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's secular founding father.
Location: Bitez, Muğla, Turkey
Date and time: 10 November 2020, 09:05

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Patriotic songs, speeches broadcast from rural PA system during Turkish Republic Day celebrations.
Location: Bitez, Muğla, Turkey
Date and time: 29 October 2020, 13:30

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Seaside soundscape from the Ada Boğazı peninsula.
Location: Bitez, Muğla, Turkey
Date and time: 22 October 2020, 19:30

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Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in trees.
Location: Selçuk, Izmir, Turkey
Date and time: 20 October 2020, 20:00

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Street sounds and shopkeepers' conversations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 09 October 2020, 18:00

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Violin practice at the Istanbul Technical University Conservatory of Turkish Music. Construction sounds can be heard in the background.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 30 September 2020, 15:00

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A street performer's attempt to play a recorder flute.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 28 September 2020, 17:30

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Hailstones and rain.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 27 September 2020, 12:30

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The call of a gypsy woman.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 18 September 2020, 14:00

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Gypsy child performer playing the harmonica during a metro ride.
Location: Osmanbey, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 16 September 2020, 11:10

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Middle-aged musicians at a metro station.
Location: Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 15 September 2020, 13:30

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Hammering sounds at a demolition site.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 04 September 2020, 16:30

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Sounds made by a nocturnal insect.
Location: Validebağ Park, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 02 August 2020, 22:20

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Sounds made by a nocturnal insect.
Location: Validebağ Park, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 02 August 2020, 22:00

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Strange sounds and test announcements broadcast from a mosque as its sound system is undergoing repairs.Part 2.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 22 July 2020, 13:35

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Sounds of seagulls and other birds at the break of dawn.
Location: Validebağ Park, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 20 July 2020, 05:00

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Bizarre metallic sounds accidentally broadcast from a mosque during the call to prayers - results of a sound-system malfunction. Part 2. Part 3.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 21 June 2020, 13:00 & 22.45

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Incessant crying of a baby seagull on a rooftop, as heard from the air shaft of the apartment below it.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 14 June 2020, 16:30

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Loud and eerie prayers from loudspeakers mounted on mosques across the city, praying for a swift end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 15 May 2020, 22:00

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People playing patriotic songs; applause and cheers from balconies while under COVID-19 quarantine during May 19 Turkish National Day celebrations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 19 May 2020, 21:15

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Thunderous detonation of fireworks during May 19 Turkish National Day celebrations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 19 May 2020, 21:00

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Songs being played by gypsy minstrels to cheer people up during COVID-19 quarantine.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 27 April 2020, 15:03

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Tremendous fanfare, and songs being played from balconies on the hundredth Turkish Parliament Day anniversary during COVID-19 quarantine.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 23 April 2020, 21:00

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Spring evening during the COVID-19 lockdown - tranquil silence in what would otherwise be a noisy time of the year.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 12 April 2020, 17:30

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Sound of the wind howling in a building entranceway.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 07 April 2020, 08:30

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People in apartments cheering Turkish healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic; accompanied by cries of startled seagulls.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 20 March 2020, 21:00

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People in apartments cheering Turkish healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Location: Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 19 March 2020, 21:00

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Early spring soundscape; songbirds, sounds of cats, distant traffic noises.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 04 March 2020, 12:00

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The calls of an itinerant scrap vendor (hurdacı).
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2020 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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The calls of an itinerant simit (circular bread) salesman.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2020 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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The calls of an itinerant scrap iron vendor (demirci).
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2020 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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Unusual electrostatic interference in the loudspeakers of a mosque during the call for prayers.
Location: Fıstıkağacı, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 26 February 2020, 20:50

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A pack of street dogs howling and barking at a public park.
Location: Validebağ, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 26 February 2020, 00:20

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A drunk man sings along to a song by Sezen Aksu - a well-known Turkish singer.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 25 February 2020, 21:50

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The calls of an itinerant scrap-vendor (hurdacı).
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2019 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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The calls of an itinerant simit (circular bread) salesman.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2019 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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The calls of an itinerant plumber (muslukçu).
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 2019 (Sent by Tora Benzeyen)

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Sounds made by a cat.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 25 January 2020, 12:30

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Sounds from the verdant Yıldız Park; pigeons (Columba livia domestica) rustling in the undergrowth; the calls of crows (Corvus cornix) and Alexandrine parakeets (Psittacula eupatria) can be heard.
Location: Yıldız, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 24 February 2020, 14:30

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Sounds from Beşiktaş seashore on a snowy morning.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 09 February 2020, 08:00

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Walk across the nightlife district of Beşiktaş on a rainy evening, sounds from street life; shops, pubs, cafes and other establishments.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 07 January 2020, 20:30

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Sound of rain washing against windows on a stormy morning.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 06 January 2020, 08:30

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Sound of fireworks on new year.
Location: Adana, Turkey
Date and time: 01 January 2020, 00:00

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Sound of a ticket machine as it tops-up a local travel card.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 26 December 2019, 22:00

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Sounds of waves, wind and seagulls accompanying the songs of a street busker.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 23 December 2019, 17:00

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Lodos wind howling inside the stairway of an old apartment building, sounds from individual apartments are also audible.
Location: Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 21 November 2019, 18:00

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A song played by a blind busker on a street corner.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 09 December 2019, 19:00

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Ambience inside a small-chain supermarket.
Location: Bağlarbaşı, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 29 November 2019, 21:00

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Sounds from a Moslem sermon during Friday prayers, street sounds and traffic noises at the busy Galata business district.
Location: Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 22 November 2019, 13:00

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Ambience during a night-time taxi ride; car engine, cheap pop music on the radio, traffic sounds, etc.
Location: Koşuyolu, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 04 November 2019, 23:50

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Ambience inside the YHT (high-speed train) that runs from Istanbul to Ankara.
Location: Söğütlüçeşme, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 02 November 2019, 06:50

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Sirens and klaxons on the minute of the 81st death-anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's secular founding father.
Location: Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 10 November 2019, 09:05

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

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

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

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

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Nocturnal soundscape in an Aegean pine forest; motorcycles and cars pass by.
Location: Çamlık District, Ayvalık, Balıkesir
Date and time: 26 October 2019, 23:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Evening ambience on the Bosporus; boat sounds, digital ticket machines, seagulls, calls to prayer.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 06 July 2019, 20:45

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Sounds of a cat eating.
Location: Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 06 July 2019, 14:00

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Music played by a street organist from the Southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakır; with noises made by onlookers.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 05 July 2019, 00:15

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Street musicians playing tulum, a bagpipe-like musical instrument native to Turkey's Black Sea region.
Location: Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 02 July 2019, 18:05

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Raucous seagulls, wind and airplane sounds at dawn.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 02 July 2019, 04:35

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Boat sirens, traffic sounds, Bosporus ambience on Turkish Cabotage Day celebrations.
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Date and time: 01 July 2019, 11:30

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

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