The Carillon is a rare instrument. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. A traditional manual carillon is played by striking a keyboard – the stick-like keys of which are called batons – with the fists, and by pressing the keys of a pedal keyboard with the feet. The keys mechanically activate levers and wires that connect to metal clappers that strike the inside of the bells, allowing the performer on the bells, or carillonneur/carillonist, to vary the intensity of the note according to the force applied to the key. Only a handful of them exist in the world, a little under 400 almost entirely focused in Europe. You are listening to the only travelling carillon that I know of. It was donated by a wealthy benefactor who wanted to hear the bells spread across North America. Carillon players have to go through years of rigorous training in order to become professionals. You are listening to an instrument that less than 0.1% of the human population will ever be able to hear right now, anon. Isn't that something special in a sense?