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Sunday, April 6th, 2014 @ 2:30PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

What: FLESH AND THE DEVIL 1926, 96 mins. Dir. Clarence Brown.
Where: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York, NY)
Admission: $12
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Sunday April 6th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Returning to MoMA this weekend!

I have yet to share the wonderful time I had up in Syracuse at the Cinefest, but just a quick note to inform that I’ll be playing at MoMA this weekend. If you are in New York this weekend, please come hear me play for Garbo’s FLESH AND THE DEVIL!! :) :) :) Continue reading »

Thursday April 3rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Syracues, NY [silent film accompaniment]

What: official festival accompanist at Cinefest 34
Where: Holiday Inn – Liverpool, NY
Details TBA in early 2014
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Thursday March 13th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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“Vexations” at MoMA

I haven’t played in Manhattan for almost a year, but I am pleased to announce that I will be playing at the Museum of Modern Art this month, as one of the three pianists who will be executing “Vexations”, a one-page piano piece written by Erik Satie with the instruction to repeat it 840 times, which John Cage premiered in 1963. Continue reading »

Saturday February 8th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, February 21, 2014 in New York, NY [piano performance]

What: Performing John Cage: Satie’s Vexations 1963
Where: MoMA
Admission: free
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Silent film performances in Tokyo – again!

Just came back from my 2-week stay in Japan, and my goodness what an amazing trip it was!! I am still basking in the afterglow of the unforgettable moments, even days after I got back to NYC. :) […] And I am happy to announce that I will be back in Japan again in 2 weeks!! This time, I’ll be joining a wonderful group of Japanese silent film pianists and “benshi” narrators to accompany the legendary Yasujiro Ozu’s works in a special retrospective series at the Jimbocho Theater in Tokyo… Continue reading »

Thursday December 12th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Saturday Jarnuay 4th, 2014 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: Passing Fancy (1933, 100 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ 4PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Graduated, But… (1929, 12 min), I Flunked, But… (1930, 65 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Sunday, December 29th, 2013 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Was Born, But… (1932, 90 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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Saturday, December 28th, 2013 @ 1:30PM in Tokyo [silent film accompaniment]

What: I Graduated, But… (1929, 12 min), I Flunked, But… (1930, 65 min)
Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
*Performing with benshi (silent film narrator) Raiko Sakamoto
Where: Jimbocho Theater
Admission: 1500 yen; at the door only, no advance tickets available
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