Zvuky Prahy / Sounds of Prague

terénní nahrávky, zvukové umění, rádio, zvukové procházky
field recordings, sound art, radio, sound walks

Clock Engine on the Church of Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

Creator: milos (Miloš Vojtěchovský)
Submitted: 2017-09-01
Recorded: 2017-08-13
Licence: Creative Commons Licence
Download: jirihodiny.mp3

The tower clocks at the Church of the Sacred Heart of our Lord are turning around on a dial that is supposedly nearly 7 meters in diameter. Recently, the electric stepper mechanism was replaced, and the recording captures its humming, which moves a minute's hand every minute. The second part of the recording was captured on the floor of the attic above the main hall. The cracking is caused the thermal movement of the roof structure. The mysterious voice is not the voice of Our Lord, but the voice of the priest penetrating through the ceiling.