In addition to astrophysics, I play the carillon, a musical instrument of composed of large bells played via keyboard with both hands and feet. Carillons are usually in towers, such as the Sather Tower at UC Berkeley or the Harkness Tower at Yale University. You can find out more about carillons via The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

In 2010 I passed my exam to become a Carillonneur (full professional) member of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

Listen to a recording

I recorded these pieces at UC Berkeley in 2010:

by Albert Gerken

by Geo Clement

Triptych – Slavic Dance
by John Pozdro

A Simple Suite – Preludio
by Ronald Barnes

A Simple Suite – Toccata Lirica
by Ronald Barnes

by Jean-Philippe Rameau, arr. Vitu

Sonatine Archaique – Impression
by Neil Thornock

Victimae Paschali
by Roy Johnson


I recorded these pieces at Yale University in 2012:

by Thoinot Arbeau, arr. Barnes

by Samuel Barber

by Albert Gerken