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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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Sunday, October 6th, 2013 @ 1PM in Brooklyn [silent film accompaniment]

What: STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. 1928, 70 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
Admission: free
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Sunday October 6th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, October 4th, 2013 @ 6:30PM in Queens [silent film accompaniment]

What: SHERLOCK, JR. 1924, 44 mins. Dir. Buster Keaton.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens)
Admission: $12
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Friday October 4th, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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Buster Keaton Week

This week marks a personal milestone in my career as a silent film pianist. Until this week, I haven’t played for any of Buster Keaton films – but this week finally I will play for it, and not only one but two – SHERLOCK, JR. on October 4 and STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. on October 6. I am very excited about it – and the fact that October 4 is in fact Buster’s Birthday is really “the cherry on top of the cake”. :) Continue reading »

Tuesday October 1st, 2013 by Makia Matsumura
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A Discussion with Film Composer and Performer Makia Matsumura [Interview]

Digital producer and writer Tom Campbell sat down with me for an interview on being a silent film pianist. Continue reading »

Wednesday September 12th, 2012 by Makia Matsumura
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