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