Latest Release

Rational Basis for 8 electric guitars, performed by the Los Angeles Electric 8.

Angin Listrik for Balinese gamelan and 2 electric guitars, performed by Sean Hayward, Nat Condit-Schultz, and Gamelan Swarasanti.

Now available at MicroFest Records, Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere.

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My book with Brett Campbell, Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick, is available here.

Brett and I also maintain a blog of Harrison topics.

I am also the author of Music of the Peoples of the World, a survey of musical cultures from around the world. The third edition is now available from Cengage/Schirmer.


Earlier entries are in my news archive

Bill Alves's webpage at Harvey Mudd College

The HMC American Gamelan

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