May 16th, 2006

this lengthy recording was made in the small park between the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) and the Misir Carsisi (Egyptian Market) in the Eminonu district of istanbul, Turkey. There is a long section of ambient sound which includes conversation in Turkish and American English (tourists), ferry horns, birds and traffic. At 11'47", the early afternoon ezan (call to prayer) begins...this day at about 13:00. The distortion of the voice of the muezzin (caller) is his, not mine! Since there are many other mosques in the area, other muezzins may be heard...I have made no alterations to the sound of this recording; no eq or noise redux...it is as I recorded it 2006-05-01.


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    domingus 13 years, 1 month ago

    Love it, great quality! I actually PREFERRED the first, because good ambiences are hard to find. It IS a little long, though...

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    auslander 13 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks for the upload, very nice. I love the call to prayer, but the 11 and a half minutes prior to this are not too interesting. Could you upload a version starting at around 11 mins? It would also have the advantage of being a smaller file as 203MB takes forever to download from freesound's server!

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    joe.laut 13 years, 7 months ago

    thanks, it´s great !

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    Steono 13 years, 10 months ago

    ueah it's very nice

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    Anton 14 years, 11 months ago

    very cool, thanks for sharing!

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