Joel Gressel (b. Cleveland, 1943) received a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in music composition from Princeton University. He studied composition with Martin Boykan and Milton Babbitt, and computer music with Godfrey Winham and J.K. Randall. His computer music has been recorded on the Odyssey, CRI, and American Composers Edition labels. He currently lives in New York and works as a computer programmer, maintaining and extending software that models tax-exempt housing-bond cash flows.