Steven’s musical life began at the age of seven when his parents received the gift of a home organ. By 10, he was winning regional and national competitions on piano and organ. At 14, he was accepted into the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. Steven continued his conservatory training for four years on a full scholarship to Juilliard, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree.

A professional musician since the age of 15, Steven has broad experience working in every capacity of the business, including as a composer, producer, songwriter, arranger, music director, orchestrator and performer – often simultaneously. His intense classical training gives him the ability to work in a wide variety of styles.

Steven’s passion for collaboration has led him into virtually every genre, from dramatic, comedy, and musical feature films (Son of the South, Sylvie’s Love, Basmati Blues, The Last Poker Game, Lazy Eye, The Thing About My Folks, Mad Song) to documentaries (Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Gilbert and George Day Tripping (Again), Alive and Kicking, What the F@#- Is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?), mocumentaries (Memron), anime and animation (“High Guardian Spice”, “Monster High”, “Max Steel”, “Scooby Doo”), drama/comedies (“Mad About You” Spectrum Originals, “WAYNE” YouTube Premium, “There’s Johnny” HULU, “10 Items Or Less” TBS) video games (“The Quiet Man”), pop records, classical recordings, and musical theater. His talents range from creating lush dramatic scores to quirky comedy cues and everything in between. For the Hollywood-meets Bollywood Basmati Blues, Steven acted as composer, songwriter, and soundtrack producer.

Steven composes, records, mixes, and produces his scores at 88 Keys Music, on the eastside of Los Angeles.

Hear Steven's Work

Live Action

Wayne

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  • Chamomile    0:51
  • Lee F-ing Murray    1:20
  • You wouldn’t cry    1:11
  • Just watching the news    0:48
  • I'm here as a friend    2:19
  • You aint brad pitts    1:27

Mad About You

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  • Don't like surprises    0:14
  • Funny thing    0:40
  • See you tomorrow    0:16
  • Here we are again    0:36
  • That's lunch    0:18

Basmati Blues

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  • Plane To India    1:56
  • 6th favorite weed    1:28
  • Bananas    1:44
  • Tea from the northeast    0:37
  • Cut the mic    2:19
  • Standard deviation    1:15
  • Wedding coda     0:44

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM ART ADDICT

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  • Opening    1:00
  • Marcel Duchamp    1:50
  • Chelsea Hotel    1:16
  • Pollack    1:28
  • Surrealism    2:13
  • Closing credits    2:52

Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game

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  • Main title    2:47
  • My fur coat is gone    1:34
  • I hate old people    1:39
  • First meal distress    0:37
  • Wanna see my photographs    1:06
  • Uplifting memories    1:10
  • Abe and Phil's conversation    0:47

Son of the South

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  • Not choosin is a choice    0:54
  • I'll get you close    1:20
  • Passing the time    2:15
  • The fight for freedom    3:23
  • Cut the goddamn rope    0:50
  • Chicken feathers    2:26
  • The most beautiful sounds    0:59

Lazy Eye

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  • Email exchanges    2:02
  • Sex    1:49
  • A simple question    0:46
  • Closing credits    3:17

Gilbert & George Day Tripping (again)

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  • Opening    0:50
  • One day holiday    0:45
  • We are able to have feeling    0:42
  • Looking inside    0:47
  • Refreshed    0:34

Dear Dumb Diary

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  • Granny panties    0:46
  • Engagement party    1:02
  • Jump-a-thon    1:02
  • Sparkles    0:50

Alive And Kicking

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  • Main title    0:58
  • Opening    1:15
  • It started in Harlem    2:14
  • I didn't think it was cancer    2:37
  • That's a community    2:23

Sylvie’s Love

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  • Quizas    1:36
  • Waltz for Debby    2:28

There’s Johnny

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  • Someone's in trouble    0:47
  • Lost and alone    1:46
  • Running around    0:32
  • I want to earn it    0:50
  • Don't tell me    0:36
  • Watching the footage    1:21
  • Losing hope    2:08

Animation

High Guardian Spice

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  • Aboard the train    1:26
  • The sacred fountain    1:30
  • He can't be healed    1:22
  • Slimeboy's band    1:27
  • Just stay alive    1:51
  • A little ball of light    0:57
  • Code of the guardians    1:24

Max Steel

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  • Opening    0:28
  • Team turbo theme    0:34
  • Trouble ahead     0:41
  • Closing credits    0:33

Monster High

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  • Farnum's follies    1:06
  • Lilith's theme    0:53
  • Boo york boo york    0:33
  • Hall of Halloween    2:47

The Quiet Man

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  • The battle    1:14
  • Robert's theme    1:30
  • Quiet man    1:07
  • Super Dane    1:23
  • Walking the streets    1:04

Songs

      Apart - from A Place Apart
      All In My Mind - from Basmati Blues (featuring Brie Larson and Utkarsh Ambudkar)
      The Greater Good - from Basmati Blues (featuring Donald Sutherland and Tyne Daly)
      Just a Number - from Dear Dumb Diary
      The Zu Zu Song - from Memron
      Kirby Buckets Theme - from Kirby Buckets
      The Peanuts Romp - (featuring Steven Argila on piano)
      Rapture is a Place - from Mad Song
      Don't Go To Sleep - from The Craving

General Contact

2712 W AVENUE 34
LOS ANGELES, CA 90065

213.626.3818

Representation

SOUNDTRACK MUSIC ASSOCIATES
4133 REDWOOD AVE #3030
LA, CA 90066

310.260.1023


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johnt@soundtrk.com


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Isabel Pappani
isabelp@soundtrk.com

Eighty-Eight Keys Music Studio

2712 W AVENUE 34
LOS ANGELES, CA 90065

213.626.3818