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


Her music has been described as “exquisite” (Gramophone) “strange and beautiful” (Boston Globe), with “an exciting body of work that marks her out as a leading figure in the younger generation of Irish composers” (Journal of Music). Her work has been performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble and internationally, including Seoul International Computer Music Festival. She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College and was RTÉ Lyric FM Composer in Residence 2011/13. She was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to spend a year in New York for composition and research, affiliated with NYU.

Past events

June 2017
Torann performed by Mise-En Ensemble, New York

Torann for ensemble and electronics performed by Mise-En, Taipai Cultural Center, Mise-En Music Festival, NYC

June 2017
Jump for cello & electronics performed in Edinburgh

Abby Hayward performs Jump for cello and electronics along with music by Saariaho and Matthew Whiteside, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

June 2017
Joined the creative community of Baby Forest

New creator space as part of the creative colony of artists and musicians Baby Forest: https://babyforest.co/lindabuckley

June 2017
New work for Crashlands Irish Tour, Crash Ensemble

New work for Crash Ensemble Chrysalism performed along with music by Nico Muhly, Kate Moore, Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang and more, tour of Ireland, summer 2017.

May 2017
Vocal/electronic improv at Spectrum, Lower East Side, NYC

Performing a vocal/electronic improv set as part of the Sound Traffic series, Spectrum, May 19th 7pm.

May 2017
Premiere of new work for Organ and laptops, Wesleyan University

The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble teams up with Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht to present a series of works involving live-electronics and the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel organ. The concert will feature world premieres by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder.

April 2017
Premiere of new work for piano, St. Paul, Minnesota

New work based on theme ‘Connecting Flights’ composed for pianist Matthew McCright, Studio Z, St. Paul

March 2017
Presentation at West Chester University, Pennsylvania

Talk on my music at Music Department of West Chester University

March 2017
Drink all your Passion & Haza at New Music Dublin

Michelle O’Rourke sings Drink all your Passion from Rumi song-cycle, and Contempo String Quartet perform Haza, as part of New Music Dublin, at the National Concert Hall.

February 2017
Galura performed at NYU

Performance of Galura, NYU, Fidelio Trio – string trio and electronics.