Bill Alves is a composer based in Southern California, where he teaches at the Claremont Colleges, co-directs LA’s MicroFest, and directs the HMC American Gamelan, a just intonation ensemble originating in his Fulbright Fellowship in Java and Bali, Indonesia. He is the author of Music of the Peoples of the World and coauthor of Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick. His other writings have appeared in 1/1, the Computer Music Journal, Perspectives of New Music, and elsewhere. His recordings are available from MicroFest Records, Kinetika Video Library, and other labels. More information is at billalves.com.