Gayle Young is a Canadian music artist, involved in composition and sound sculpture. As a composer and performer, she developed notational systems and designed musical instruments.
The invention and performance upon the microtonal percussion instruments, the Amaranth and Columbine, have been mentioned in several publications. Along with creating her own electroacoustic compositions, Young has authored a biography of Hugh LeCaine, the foremost Canadian inventor of electronic instruments. She has worked with R. Murray Schafer, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Snow, Gerry Hemingway, David Mott, Don Wherry and many others prominent names in contemporary new music.