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Orion Series in Fine Arts: Masterclass with Gayle Young
Friday, February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orion Series in Fine Arts presents
Gayle Young, composer, performer, instrument designer, curator, and author
Through composition lessons, Young will offer constructive feedback on original compositions by School of Music students. Her mentorship is informed by conceptual/musical considerations as well as pragmatic realities such as exciting the listener and performer’s imagination and curiosity.
Gayle Young is a Canadian composer, performer, instrument designer, curator, and author. Her music and sound installations include a wide variety of sound sources, from electronic and orchestral instruments, to found stone and wood. In the late 1970s she developed notational systems and designed musical instruments to facilitate explorations in unusual tunings. She continues to combine her interests in tuning and soundscape by recording environmental noise of highways, railways, rivers, and ocean shorelines through tuned tubing. Young has authored the biography of Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977) the foremost Canadian inventor of electronic instruments. She has written extensively about sound exploration, bringing attention to the exploration and experience of sound, and edited Musicworks Magazine for many years.