March 2018
Fridur at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Internationally acclaimed pianist Isabelle O’Connell presents a solo concert of recent works for piano and electronics, featuring Irish composers Linda Buckley and Donnacha Dennehy. This powerful programme will explore the possibilities of sound between live performer and synthesized sounds – from the manipulated piano overtones in Donnacha Dennehy’s Stainless Staining and the Icelandic-inspired Fridur by Linda Buckley. Hailed by the New Yorker as the “Irish piano phenom” Isabelle brings her combination of technical artistry and kinetic flair to the CCI.

May 2018
Barbican commission for Powerplant, London

New commission for Powerplant at the Barbican. ‘Combining visuals, bold new approaches to composition and the sonic virtuosity of Joby Burgess’s Xylosynth, Powerplant create an electronically-enhanced fusion of arts that speaks right here and right now.’

May 2018
Improv voice/electronic set with poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa

Collaboration and live performance/reading with poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa, Poetry Ireland, Dublin

May 2018
Installation at Open Ear Festival, Sherkin Island

Audio visual installation as part of Open Ear electronic music festival on Sherkin Island

June 2018
Revelavit performed by Gothic Voices/Catherine King – Louth Contemporary Music Centre

Catherine King of Gothic Voices performs Revelavit for voice and electronics, Louth Contemporary Music Centre, Book of Hours

June 2018
Fiol performed by Goeyvaerts Trio, LCMS

Goeyvaerts Trio perform Fiol, Louth Contemporary Music Centre, Book of Hours

New work with Liz Roche Dance Company – One Here Now : The Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project

Collaboration with Liz Roche Dance Company, Pilgrimage  – installation and performance at Sirius Arts Centre Cobh, and I/Thou – major new contemporary dance work at Cork Opera House.

August 2018
downward in a freezing earth performed at Susaa Festival, Denmark

Concorde perform downward in a freezing earth, Grønnegades Kaserne, Cultural Center in Næstved, Denmark

February 2019
Haza and Drink Your Passion performed by Herz Ensemble, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

Herz Ensemble perform Drink all your Passion and Haza, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam


Linda Buckley

Linda Buckley is an Irish composer currently based in New York, who writes for both electronic and acoustic forces. The diverse instrumentations of her work include Javanese Gamelan, choir, multi-channel tape, prepared piano and orchestra. Read more »


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