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Makoto Fujimura Joins Susie Ibarra Onstage in a “First Time Ever” for Carnegie Hall


Susie Ibarra and the American Composers Orchestra will be joined by Makoto Fujimura, who will paint live onstage - a first for Carnegie Hall.

New York, NY, October 10, 2007 --(PR.com)-- World-renown percussionist and composer Susie Ibarra will premiere her new work, Pintados Dream (The Painted's Dream), a concerto for percussion and orchestra, in collaboration with visual artist Makoto Fujimura and American Composers Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on October 19th. Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling (212) 247-7800.

While Fujimura and Ibarra have collaborated and experimented with live performance art several times in the past three years, this premiere will represent a first for Carnegie Hall: never before has an artist painted on stage during a performance there. Fujimura’s technique, heavily influenced by Japanese Nihonga as well as American abstract art, provides a visual complement to Ibarra’s largely improvised percussion sounds, underscored by the American Composers Orchestra.

Fujimura, founder of International Arts Movement, uses all natural materials in his art. “I am more and more convinced that the imperfections are more important to define humanity than perfected products. Acrylic and synthetic mediums can accomplish great feats in design and other plastic applications, but in direct painting, I believe that natural mediums.... have ‘memory imprints’ of the past, and Japanese materials in particular (reflect) a collaboration with nature, heritage crafts and art.”

Educated bi-culturally between the US and Japan, Makoto Fujimura's paintings have been exhibited all over the world. He was honored in 1992 as the youngest artist ever to have had a piece acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. His paintings address the creative process and what it means to see.

Susie Ibarra’s Pintados Dream (The Painted's Dream), a collaboration with visual artist Makoto Fujimura and American Composers Orchestra, will premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on October 19th. Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling (212) 247-7800. The performance will be repeated in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold Prince Theatre of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania. Details can be found at http://pennpresents.org/press/?item=2007-09-25a.

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