About

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

April 2016
Chiyo performed by RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Lunchtime concert featuring Chiyo as well as music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall Dublin.

April 2016
Iarla O’Lionaird with Crash Ensemble, NCH Dublin

Iarla O’Lionaird and the Crash Ensemble perform O Iochtar Mara song cycle, The Studio, National Concert Hall Dublin.

April 2016
A Reflection on Light concert and exhibition, Trinity College Dublin

Live performance to film A Reflection on Light, collaboration with Grace Weir, Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

March 2016
Performance of Fridur for The World According to Bob, Cafe Oto London

Fridur for piano and electronics performed by Andrew Zolinsky, as part of a two-day celebration of the life and work of Bob Gilmore.

February 2016
Premiere of new percussion work by Joby Burgess, Lancaster

London based percussionist Joby Burgess premieres new commission for Percussion and electronics, Lancaster University – Pioneers of Percussion

February 2016
Exploding Stars performed at Nonclassical London

Darragh Morgan performs Exploding Stars for violin and electronics, Nonclassical London

December 2015
Curation of AIC concert, Christchurch Cathedral Dublin

Curating a concert of favourite music including works by Jacob Cooper, Daniel Bjarnason, Duruflé and Benjamin Britten. Performed by Linda Buckley (voice, electronics), Michelle O’Rourke (voice), Kate Ellis (cello) and David Bremner (organ).

November 2015
Trio Momentum perform All Collisions end in static, Berlin

All collisions end in static for flute, viola, harp and electronics performed by Trio Momentum, Berlin

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