About

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

Linda Buckley – photo by Shane Scollard

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

July 2014
New work for UCC Great Book of Ireland

Premiere of new work composed in response to the Great Book of Ireland, Glucksman Gallery Cork

July 2014
Kate Ellis performs Jump, Soundscape Festival Italy

Jump for cello and electronics features at Soundscape, Maccagna Italy

June 2014
Trio Scordatura CMC Salon series concert

Amsterdam-based microtonal ensemble Trio Scordatura perform Their sound is gone out and Dubh, Contemporary Music Centre salon series, National Concert Hall Dublin

June 2014
Electronic set for Louth Contemporary Music Society

Set of new electronic/ambient music with Irene Buckley, Dundalk Gaol, summer solstice, Louth Contemporary Music Society

May 2014
Premiere of new work Serein for British pianist Matthew Schellhorn

Serein composed for Matthew Schellhorn, performed in Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall Dublin

May 2014
Speranza for Choir performed at St. Marks Cathedral Venice

New choral work composed with students of Borris Vocational Secondary School Co. Carlow, in conjunction with Visual art gallery Carlow in response to the Janet Cardiff sound installation the Forty Part Motet based on Tallis’ Spem in Alium, and Music Generation Carlow

April 2014
Living in a Coded Land shows at Irish Film Centre

Music featured in Pat Collins’ new film Living in a Coded Land, Irish Film Centre

April 2014
Michelle O’ Rourke performs Q, Cork School of Music

Mezzo soprano Michelle O’ Rourke sings Q for voice and electronics, as part of the Irish Canon concert series (Association of Irish Composers with Cork Orchestral Society).

April 2014
Composer-in-Residence at Visby International Centre for Composers

Residency at VICC – Gotland, Sweden

April 2014
DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble with DIT Symphony Orchestra

Performance of Cosán de Solas Gealaí Buí (A Path of Yellow Moonlight) for Irish traditional ensemble, chamber orchestra and electronics, DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble with DIT Symphony Orchestra  National Concert Hall Dublin