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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 @ 11AM in Queens [silent film accompaniment] *not open to the public

What: The Immigrant 1917, 21 mins. Dir. Charlie Chaplin.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens)
*Not open to the public
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Thursday March 5th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 7:30PM in Culpeper, VA [silent film accompaniment]

What: SHOES (1916, 60 min., dir. Lois Weber) with MABEL’S BLUNDER (1914, 13 min., dir. Mabel Normand) and MATRIMONY’S SPEED LIMIT (1913, 14 min, dir. Alice Guy)
Where: Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation
Free admission
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Saturday February 28th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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New Year – Hello and Good-bye

2014 was an amazing year: in January, I started the year by accompanying Ozu with one of the best benshis alive in Tokyo; in December, I concluded it with a performance as M2duo (my duo with long-time performance partner, amazingly versatile violinist and dear friend Machiko Ozawa) in New York. In between, I had probably the most number of performance engagements ever in my life, including my Canadian debut. Continue reading »

Thursday January 15th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, January 16th, 2015 @ 12PM in Queens [silent film accompaniment] *not open to the public

What: The Immigrant (1917, 21 mins.) Dir. Charlie Chaplin.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens)
*Not open to the public
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Saturday January 10th, 2015 by Makia Matsumura
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 @ 8PM in New York, NY [piano performance]

What: M2duo Plays Tango at Nippon Club
Where: Nippon Club 
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Tuesday December 23rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Back to Brooklyn: roots, and beyond

It was such a pleasure to return to Brooklyn Public Library’s “Silent Movie Matinee” series – last year was my first time appearing at this series, and curator Ken Gordon was kind enough to bring me back this year, not once but twice: October for some Chaplin shorts, then yesterday for Ozu’s “I WAS BORN, BUT…” Both programs were very meaningful for me in different ways. Continue reading »

Monday November 3rd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 @ 1PM in Brooklyn [silent film accompaniment]

What: I WAS BORN, BUT… (1932, 90 min.) Dir. Yasujiro Ozu.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
Admission: free
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Sunday November 2nd, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Sunday, October 5th, 2014 @ 1PM in Brooklyn [silent film accompaniment]

What: POLICE (1916, 26 min.) & EASY STREET (1917, 24 min.) Dir. Charlie Chaplin.
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Dweck Center at Central Library
Admission: free
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Sunday October 5th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, September 5th, 2014 @ 8PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

What: BARBED WIRE (1927, approx. 75 mins.) Dir. Rowland V. Lee.
Where: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York, NY)
Admission: $12
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Friday September 5th, 2014 by Makia Matsumura
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Friday, September 5th, 2014 @ 4:30PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]

What: HOTEL IMPERIAL (1927, approx. 80 mins.) Dir. Mauritz Stiller.
Where: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (New York, NY)
Admission: $12
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