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Gayle Young

Gayle Young plays two instruments of her own design. The amaranth is a 24-stringed zither with moveable bridges, based on an instrument built by Lou Harrison, and sharing many features of oriental stringed instruments such as the koto. The columbine is a percussion instrument using 61 steel tubes placed horizontally over a resonator, with a just intonation tuning of 23 pitches per octave.

Young is also the author of The Sackbut Blues, the biography of Hugh Le Caine, an early innovator in electronic instrument design. She has published many articles on aspects on musical innovation, and was the editor of Musicworks Magazine between 1988 and 2006; she is now the publisher.




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