Current Research

Current areas of investigation include:

  • the partial frequencies of long-waisted bells, and a new experimental technique for identifying partials
  • the partial frequencies and pitch of tubular bells
  • a piece of work recently completed on the strike pitch and stretch tuning in historic peals of bells
  • the acoustics of very large bells and the phenomenon of secondary strike
  • anomalies in the tuning forks of Gillett & Johnston
  • bells from particular founders; I am currently collecting recordings and tuning figures of bells by William Dobson of Downham Market in Norfolk.