About : : About Peter Wagner Click here for studio info

I am by no means the most fascinating person on Earth. But if you've come to this page you're obviously interested in learning a bit more about me...

I was born in June of 1969 in New York City. After a few moves my family wound up in New Jersey and has been there ever since. I, however, moved to Connecticut to pursue a career working with my best friends.

Growing up my Mom forced me to take Piano lessons - I liked it at first but eventually grew to kind of hate it. It wasn't until I was in 6th or 7th grade that I got back into it. I really enjoyed learning songs from bands like Journey and Rush.

Finally in 8th or 9th grade I bought my first keyboard - a Roland Juno 60. It cost me around $1,200 or so and I blew my entire savings from mowing lawns to get it. I'm glad I did, though... it marked the beginning of one of my most enjoyable hobbies - composing music.

Hobbies? Did I say "hobby"? Yes, music is a hobby of mine. By day (and a lot of nights and weekends :-p ) I'm a Senior Designer for a company called Raven Creative, Inc., a Connecticut-based web developer. In my spare time I enjoy composing music and posting it for anyone who's interested.

When I'm not playing music, I'm playing games. I really enjoy playing online multiplayer games like UnReal Tournament and Ultima Online (actually I've recently gotten over a 3 year addiction to Ultima. I also really enjoy console games (had a Saturn, a Playstation, a Dreamcast, and now an Xbox). If I didn't feel bad about it I could probably waste an entire weekend playing games. Oh yeah, I'm also a sucker for a collectible card game entitled "Magic: The Gathering".

When I'm not playing games or writing music I'm probably watching a movie with my wife, Heather. I feel compelled to mention that it was she who got me back into music after a few year hiatus. A lot of my equipment had broken and was to the point of being unusable. For a birthday she had given my a gift certificate to get it all repaired. Thanks, "Hedder"!

You might be wondering who my influences are. My music may not even remotely sound anything like the music of my influences but regardless, they inspired me. Through the years I've really enjoyed the music of (in no particular order): Howard Jones, The Stabilizers, Nine Inch Nails, Alphaville, Cause & Effect, Enigma, The Cure, Erasure, Duran Duran, Enya, Jesus Jones, and Queen. But my absolute favorite bands have always been Depeche Mode and Rush. I do have a favorite song - it's "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.

I hope this little bit of text gave you a little peek into the life I like to call mine.


People I'd like to mention and thank for giving friendship, inspiration or support in some way or another: Heather - my love and my friend, my wonderful mother Rita and father Ludwig, my awesome sister Monika, my best friends in the whole wide world Jeff and Jay who will always make me laugh until the day I die, Maryn- for just being so cool, and my long time friend in NJ Logan whom I have greatest respect for. Thanks! I love you all.
 
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