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

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.

July 2015
Sound installation Hekla suite, Gullkistan Retrospective, Iceland

Sound installation created at Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, presented within exhibition curated by Ben Valentine, Hveragerdi, Iceland – July to Sept 2015.

June 2015
do you remember the planets? Emma Lloyd, Aberdeenshire

do you remember the planets? performed by Emma Lloyd at Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire, Sound Festival Scotland.

May 2015
O Iochtar Mara – new song cycle, Iarla O’Lionaird & Vanbrugh String Quartet

Performance of new song cycle composed for Iarla O’Lionaird and the Vanbrugh String Quartet, Triskel Christchurch

Commission for Dublin International Piano Competition 2015

New piano work for Dublin International Piano Competition 2015

May 2015
Premiere of o iochtar mara, song cycle for Iarla O’Lionaird and the Vanbrugh String Quartet

Premiere of new song cycle composed for Iarla O’Lionaird and the Vanbrugh String Quartet, Ionad Culturtha, Ballyvourney, Cork.