Abstract: This collection includes sound recordings capturing industrial machines and objects housed by the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.
Institute: Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives
Creator(s): Onur Engin
Date Range: 2016
Extent: Digital-born collection
As born-digital files, recordings have been publicly available online.
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[Title of the item], [Identification of item]. Engin, Onur. Sounds of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum – Echoes of Industrial Legacy. Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, Special Collections and Archives. [Reference URL for digitized copy]
This collection, as a result of his project, was created by Onur Engin, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The preservation and public availability of this collection were granted to Suna Kıraç Library in 2016 as the intellectual legacy of the Koç University academic community.
The collection includes sounds produced by the machines and various objects housed by the Rahmi M. Koç Museum, a private industrial museum in the Golden Horn area of Istanbul, founded in 1991 and dedicated to history of transport, industry and communications. Photos accompany the sounds to give an idea about the physical features of these objects.
Onur Engin, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, has some papers with a focus on the sonic aspect of art including ‘Sleeping Angels on Domes: The Church Bells of the Late Ottoman Empire,’ ‘Noises of Orientalism: An Auditory History of Late Ottoman Istanbul,’ ‘From Illustration to Photography: Events and Incidents of Ottoman Istanbul in the Illustrated London News (1842-1922).’ ‘Sounds of the Rahmi M. Koc Museum: Echoes of Industrial Heritage’ was led by his project of the digital sound collection for KU Suna Kıraç Library. Another project is ‘Sound Editing for Ottoman History Podcast.’
The records are arranged by the collection Owner and digital collection with its metadata was processed in consultation with the University Archives staff.
Items have been recorded by Zoom H-6 Portable Multitrack Sound Recorder with SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone and edited in Ableton. MP3 (320 kbps) derivative files for the sound recordings are uploaded to our CONTENTdm digital platform in 2016.