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One of my favourite episodes so far! I arrived at the Carnegie Hall Resnick Wing not knowing what to expect from the ‘Digital Music Sampling Workshop’. I’d just been asked to bring along my horn and talk to the young participants who were young and interested in hip hop.  I wasn’t sure whether we’d have much in common – the ‘nerdy’ classical musician and the ‘cool’ hip-hoppers. I certainly felt out of place when I first walked in the room as I seemed to be the only one not wearing a hoodie or a hat!

But it turned into an amazing day, I loved talking to everyone and they had great questions about the horn and my job in the Berlin Phil. I enjoyed being part of the Organic Orchestra (see the outtake) and was very impressed at how they sampled my horn as part of the workshop.  In fact, I was so impressed with the four hip hop tracks that the participants came up with that I have posted them here here. Can you hear my horn in them? Let us know what you think!

Thanks to the Carnegie Hall Resnick Wing team, Pudge and Matt, the team from Building Beats and also all my new friends who attended the workshop. I really hope our paths will cross again. And if any of you know the name of the young New Yorker who took the Horn Challenge, please let me know, I´d love to send her the clip!