Put together over a century of music, anything from 1900 to the present and two musical friends who have been listening to music together for over a quarter century, and you have the basic ingredients for Alternate Routes, KPAC's program of contemporary music. Expect the unexpected, an eclectic blend of the foundation pieces of contemporary music with music which argues for a different view of modernism in music.
Alternate Routes follows those 20th and 21st Century trends which have taken the other way, the alternate routes, while examining composers and performers who have emerged from other backgrounds, from alternate roots. This is a world where the three Bs might be Barber, Bartok and Bernstein, with a soundscape ranging from tonal to atonal, from familiar orchestral color to electronic timbres.
Co-hosts Ron Moore and James Baker have shared thousands of hours of listening, ranging from the renaissance to the modern, and they come prepared to voice their observations and opinions. Each week's program unfolds as an informal listening experience which draws the listener into the room as Baker and Moore present birthday anniversaries, new releases and new revelations.
This program ceased production in January 2013, but you may still search previous playlists and read articles associated with the program on this page.
January 04, 2013