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Wind-Up Elephant is the dynamic toy instrument duo comprising pianist Robert Fleitz and violist Carrie Frey on toy pianos, toy viola, melodica, recorder, and various percussion objects. Combining theatricality, improvisation, electronics, vocalization and various extended techniques, the duo brings whimsical fierceness to programs of newly commissioned works by intrepid young composers as well as original pieces and improvisations by the duo themselves. By performing high-quality new works with this idiosyncratic instrumentation, Wind-Up Elephant aims to expand the audience for new work while also bringing a sense of verve and daring to the concert experience.