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Steven Speciale  🇺🇸🇯🇵🇮🇹 I am an LA musician: piano, toy piano, singer, conductor, composer. ✨ Continuo organ owner. p_p_puh_p is my artist-dog's account

My kid went to Berlin 🇩🇪

Just a quick proof of concept: making my bike reactive to different levels of touch and simultaneously making a video projection reactive to the sound

Teaching how to make complex drones in class today

Just my students making music with coolers today. NBD

By candlelight is the only way to sing Spanish Renaissance motets. Lucis Creator Optime by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
This verse: "But grant them grace that they may strain
the heavenly gate and prize to gain:
each harmful lure aside to cast,
and purge away each error past."

Conducting the compline choir at the cathedral (honk courtesy of #Metro) I am so blessed to serve with these wonderful musicians! One of the highlights of my current music life!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of executive order 9066 that interned 120,000 Japanese Americans. These are 16mm home movies made by my grandfather, Akira Hayashi, and his brother in the Jerome and Rowher Arkansas camps. The cover shot is my mom and grandma eating in the mess hall. "The truth is—as this deplorable experience proves—that constitutions and laws are not sufficient of themselves...Despite the unequivocal language of the Constitution of the United States that the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, and despite the Fifth Amendment's command that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, both of these constitutional safeguards were denied by military action under Executive Order 9066."
Piano music written by Ernest Bloch and played by me

OHM Festival 2017 is coming. I started a festival to showcase my students' new-media projects.

This is a quick experiment. I froze a student-made piezoelectric microphone in a block of ice. I attached the frozen mic to a camera and recorded the results. The resulting sounds were modified in iMovie and Adobe products. #soundart

Bravo Loyola Choir for a beautiful mass at the Cathedral. This is a big space to fill. We sang a healing mass organized by the Order of Malta. Arnaud Penet, the music director from Lourdes, was the cantor, and the brilliant Sam Soria was the organist. #loyolahighproud

Won't find one of these at Guitar Center

My job today was making music for 3 hours with these guys! #loyolahighproud

A bit more of my superbowl... Giffen Nunc Dimittis