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Alternate Routes

CD Recording

Alternate Routes was composed as the score for a dance work, growing out of the tension between two materials, one dense and percussive, the other transparently fragile. These alternate throughout in taking the predominant role. The work is made up entirely of electronic sounds produced on a Moog synthesizer.

Composed: 1971
Duration: 8:00
Publisher: Pear Tree Press Music Publishers distributed by Subito Music Corp.
Catalog Number(s): PTM 734 CD


Ronald Perera composed “Alternate Routes” entirely on a Moog synthesizer at Dartmouth College. Conceived originally as a dance piece with sounds of widely varying “kinetic properties,” it is a fascinating and well-crafted piece, making great use of tension between dense percussion-like and long, transparent materials.

WNCN Program Guide, NYC 4/77