Who IS this "Pegritz" person?
So...you want to know something about the real man behind the legend. Wait. "What legend?" you say?! Have you been living under a rock the size of Mount Rushmore for the last thirtysome years? No? Damn. I guess that I, much like the future in William Gibson's classic quote, am here...just not evenly distributed (yet).
I, Derek C. F. Pegritz, am a lot of things:
I am a producer/composer, freelance graphic artist, and occasional fiction author living in the haunted ruins of southwestern Pennsylvania's coal country, from which I derive much of my inspiration. It's like living in an H. P. Lovecraft story
I specialize in producing electronic music of all varieties, from abstract ambient soundscapes to funky disco house dance tracks and everything in between. I also compose (and record) classical chamber and orchestral music, and lately have begun mixing classical composition with electronic sound design to explore new options for contemporary soundtrack design in both the film and video game markets.
I am a certified ProTools user and audio technician with experience in both recording and live sound engineering. I have my own small home studio, The Lab, which I use primarily to produce my own work, though I plan on gradually expanding it into a full-scale recording studio. I've engineered projects at other studios such as Mr. Smalls in Millvale, PA, and work equally well with analog or digital recording systems. Please see my portfolio for a complete listing of my proficiencies and accomplishments.
Licensing & Commissions
The majority of my personal published works are released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licenses, which means you can prettymuch do what you like with them provided that I am properly credited as the originator of said works. However, any works commissioned or published by other parties is subject to whatever copyright or licensing options are defined in my contracts with them, and are noted as such.
If you are interested in commissioning me for original works--please email me. To quote the Ghostbusters, "No job is too big! No fee is too big!" If, on the other hand, you wish to use anyof my extant CC-licensed works, please let me know so I can promote/reference it here on my site!