In addition to astrophysics, I play the carillon, which is a musical instrument composed of bells that one plays via a keyboard using both hands and feet. Carillons are typically in towers, such as the two that I have played regularly: Sather Tower at UC Berkeley and 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 carillon recordings
I recorded these pieces in Sather Tower at UC Berkeley in 2010:
Toccata by Albert Gerken
Campanella by Geo Clement
Triptych – Slavic Dance by John Pozdro
A Simple Suite – Preludio by Ronald Barnes
A Simple Suite – Toccata Lirica by Ronald Barnes
Sarabande by Jean-Philippe Rameau, arr. Vitu
Sonatine Archaique – Impression by Neil Thornock
Victimae Pascali by Roy Johnson
I recorded these pieces in Harkness Tower at Yale University in 2012:
Pavane by Thoinot Arbeau, arr. Barnes
Dirge by Samuel Barber
Prelude by Albert Gerken