Linda Buckley is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale, currently based in Dublin.

Linda Buckley – photo by Olesya Zdorovetska

Her music has been described as “strange and beautiful” (Boston Globe, July 2004), a “fascinating interaction between live sound and electronics” (Irish Times, Nov 2006), with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger generation of Irish composers working in the medium” (Journal of Music, Sept 2008).

Her work has been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs, Janus Trio, Rothko Trio, University of York Javanese Gamelan, and featured at international festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.

Linda is a member of the Spatial Music Collective, dedicated to the creation and presentation of spatial acoustic and electroacoustic music.

She studied Music at University College Cork, and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures.

Past events

November 2015
Performance with Ergodos, ECM weekend, Triskel Cork

Performing with Ergodos (voice, electronics) as part of the ECM weekend at Triskel Christchurch Cork

November 2015
Fridur Dublin performance, Isabelle O’Connell, Piano

Fridur for piano and electronics performed by Isabelle O’Connell, Lutheran Church Dublin

November 2015
Fridur premiere, for Isabelle O Connell, Piano

Renowned New York based pianist Isabelle O’ Connell premieres new work Fridur for Piano and electronics, at SARC Belfast

November 2015
A Reflection of Light film installation, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Score for Grace Weir’s film A Reflection of Light, based on the artist Mainie Jellett, opens at IMMA Dublin.

October 2015
Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery

New work for Concorde ensemble performed at the Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays at Noon series.

September 2015
Premiere of The Flower of Chivalry at New Ross Piano Festival

First performance of commission for new piano work The Flower of Chivalry inspired by the Ros Tapestry collection, pianist Cedric Tiberghien, New Ross Piano Festival, Wexford.

September 2015
Passages – Sounds from a Safe Harbour

New collaboration with Irene Buckley and video artist Ailbhe Ní Bhriain – immersive audio-visual installation at the Bonded Warehouse, Cork.

September 2015
O Iochtar Mara song cycle performance, Iarla O Lionáird & Vanbrugh String Quartet

Gaelic song cycle for voice, string quartet and electronics performed by Iarla O Lionáird and the Vanbrugh String Quartet, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

August 2015
Composer in Residence at Valentia Chamber Music Festival

Performances and talks at Chamber Music on Valentia festival, Valentia Island Kerry, with Mary Dullea and Darragh Morgan.

August 2015
Cork Gamelan Ensemble perform at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Performing with the Cork Gamelan Ensemble, Kilkenny Arts Festival, including performance of Telephones and Gongs featuring Colin Dunne (Dance), St. Canice’s Cathedral.