Artist Roster – Wendy Mae Chambers, United States

wendy mae chambers 2Wendy Mae Chambers, one of the earliest toy piano performers, is well known for the scope and originality of her works, typified by large and unusual instrumental combinations. As a toy pianist, she has made numerous appearances on national TV, radio, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

In April of 2009, Wendy created “Kun” in collaboration with Schoenhut Piano Company, 64 Toy Pianos at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. Kun musically represents the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese book of divination that was also used by avant-garde composer John Cage. The performance featured 64 musicians performing on 32 white and 32 black Schoenhut toy pianos placed in pairs throughout the gardens, representing the yin/yang formation.