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Miriam Kaul shares a memory on Musicians' Corner
One morning someone knocked on my door and it was one of the guys from the Spätkauf*. They all know I am a musician. They said they were making a film about the Spätkauf and would I come over and play some background music. So, I said yes, and I did.
I had no idea what the film was about, what kind of theme it was. They just said don´t play a recognizable tune because they couldn´t afford to pay rights. So, I simply improvised lines when they told me to play. The film played in several theatres.
Miriam Kaul plays sax. From the teaser for "Tom Atkins Blues"
So, I am playing improvised background music behind a film of which I have no idea what it is about.
They won some kind of prize. I don´t think they put my name on it.
* Spätkauf = late buying at a store in Berlin
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