NPR piece about sound in the Hagia Sophia

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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2 years ago
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I'm glad you fellows liked the piece.  I just listened to it again.  Wow.  

MacAodha
MacAodha
@macaodha
2 years ago
31 posts

Amazing.

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
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2 years ago
1,616 posts

That's really cool, Robin. Thanks for sharing that.

What is hard for us to imagine is the majesty of those large churches. Today we are used to massive buildings. But back then, nearly everyone lived in a one-room mud-and-brick home.  The magnificence of those cathedrals must have been overwhelming.  And then if you also heard phenomenal choral music or powerful pipe organs it would have been an overwhelming experience.




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,329 posts

Put on your headphones and shut your eyes.  :)

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/22/808404928/listen-the-sound-of-the-hagia-sophia-more-than-500-years-ago?fbclid=IwAR3qDRNITCCc5EpzyjeMYAWrLO9w76JHn1CBcunLC2ln1j4Ii_qGh6fRrjs