Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 157 - Alexandros Fragiskatos

Missouri Valley College Percussion Professor, Instrumental Educator and Theory Professor Alexandros Fragiskatos stops by to talk about his current gig (02:00), growing up near Akron, Ohio and his love of Progressive Rock (17:15), going to Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (OH) for undergrad (26:45), getting his Master’s at the University of Akron (42:15), taking a year off of school before moving to Arizona State for his DMA (01:01:45), and taking on the Random Ass Questions (01:22:45).

Finishing with a Rave on the NPR Podcast Code Switch (01:46:00).


Alex Fragiskatos’s website

Alex Fragiskatos’s Missouri Valley page

Lake Erie

“A Change of Seasons” - Dream Theater

“2112” - Rush

“Two Mexican Dances” - Gordon Stout

Percussion Group Cincinnati

Music For Prague 1968 - Karel Husa

“The Source” - Toshi Ichiyanagi

“Rebonds A/B” - Iannis Xenakis

“Marimba Phase” - Steve Reich

“Octopus’s Garden” - The Beatles

“Eleanor Rigby” - The Beatles

Larry Snider

Bernard Woma

Liam Teague

Blossom Music Center

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

“The Planets” - Gustav Holst

“Also Sprach Zarathusa” - Richard Wagner

Cliff Alexis

“A Day in the Life” - The Beatles

“Short and Sweet” - Lennox “Boogsie” Sharp

“Rogosanti” - James Wood

“Cloud Polyphonies” - James Wood

“Once Removed” - John Fitz Rogers

J.B. Smith

Julie Hill

“Ripple” - Akira Miyoshi

“She Who Sleeps with a Small Blanket” - Kevin Asanga

“In Common” - Stuart Saunders Smith

Book of Keyboards - Philippe Manourey

“Monodrame I” - Yoshihisa Taira

“To The Earth” - Frederick Rzewski

“Mundus Canis” - George Crumb

“Idyll for the Misbegotten” - George Crumb

“Peeping Tom” - Dan Senn

“Six Elegies Dancing” - Jennifer Stasack

Moby-Dick - Herman Melville

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

David Foster Wallace

Pulp Fiction trailer

Grand Piano trailer

The Watts Prophets

Gil Scott-Heron

The Last Poets

“Alright” - Kendrick Lamar

“Middle Child” - J. Cole

“C. R. E. A. M.” - Wu-Tang Clan

“Hot Shower” - Chance the Rapper


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