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Gayle Young: Biography

Gayle Young
1950 -
Region: Ontario

Gayle Young

GAYLE YOUNG (b. 1950) is a composer, author and inventor of musical instruments and notational systems. The earliest of Ms. Young's extensive essays about music, an article describing her invention of and performances upon the microtonal percussion instruments, the Amaranth and Columbine, appeared in the premiere issue of Musicworks magazine in 1978. In 1987 she became the Managing Editor of this publication. Along with creating her own electroacoustic compositions, Ms. Young has authored a biography of Hugh LeCaine, the foremost Canadian inventor of electronic instruments.

Daniel Foley, 1998

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