"We looked at your
cassette together and recalled with much pleasure the evening at Gasteig".
"I am fully convinced
in recommending your performance as musical accompaniment to the Ruttmann's
film Berlin - Sinfonie einer Grossstadt. Your manner of musical commentary,
the free, wild, atonal and rhythmic improvisation to Ruttmann's dizzy
pictures made a convincing impression on me. Consequently I have no doubts
in recommending this performance. Especially the relatively small instrumentation,
offering so much more than a traditional piano accompaniment, makes this
project so interesting".
"The film with musical
accompaniment by the Regensburg group met with great interest and recognition
by the numerous spectators. I was present myself at one performance and
would like to recommend the group for further performances at home and
"Going by the audience's
reaction, the Regensburg group 5 Minute Heroes (the German Michael Mandl
on percussion, the Brazilian Márcio Tubino on saxophone and flute) would
have won first prize in the event of a competition for their accompaniment
to the film Berlin - Sinfonie einer Grossstadt (Walter Ruttmann, 1927).
Four Egyptian television stations reported from the festival. A total
of 5300 came to the Keep it Silent festival in the opera house".
"I had this contribution
examined by the relevant sections in the corporation and met with a surprisingly
positive response, considering that such a public is naturally extremely
critical. It was unanimously agreed that your music possesses an imprint
in its own right, which does not sneak into the foreground, however, but
carefully captures the tone of the film and reinforces without becoming
an independent factor. I share this impression and am pleased to confirm
that whenever we compose or arrange film music of our own in future, we
will strongly recommend you to the directors involved".