About

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Linda Buckley is an Irish composer/performer based in Glasgow who has written extensively for orchestra (RTE National Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra), and has a particular interest in merging her classical training with the worlds of post punk, folk and ambient electronica. Her work has been described as “fantastically brutal, reminiscent of the glitch music of acts such as Autechre” (Liam Cagney, Composing the Island) and “engaging with an area of experience that new music is generally shy of, which, simplified and reduced to a single word, I’d call ecstasy” (Bob Gilmore, Journal of Music). Music for theatre includes work by Enda Walsh (Bedbound) and film by Pat Collins (Living in a Coded Land) and Tadhg O’Sullivan (Solas Céad Bliain). Awards include a Fulbright scholarship to New York University and the Frankfurt Visual Music Award 2011 (Silk Chroma). Recent and upcoming collaborations include work with Mmoths, arrangements from This Mortal Coil, remixes for Augustus and John, new music with Laura Sheeran (Kuvn), as well as performances by Icebreaker, Iarla O’Lionaird, Joby Burgess, Ensemble Mise-En and Crash Ensemble. Linda also lectures in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Past events

July 2019
Nosferatu live score at Skibbereen Arts Festival

Live score to silent film Nosferatu co-composed with Irene Buckley, presented as part of Skibbereen Arts Festival.

June 2019
Electronic improv at Queen’s Hall Edinburgh with Chris Connelly and Michael Begg

Electronic and vocal improv as part of Liminal Nights series at Queen’s Hall, curated by Michael Begg.

June 2019
I/Thou at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

I/Thou with Liz Roche Dance Company, Lime Tree Theatre Limerick

June 2019
Performance with poet Doireann Ní Ghriofa, Glucksman Gallery Cork

Vocal and electronic improv with poet Doireann Ní Ghriofa, Cork Midsummer Festival, Glucksman Gallery Cork. 

June 2019
Performance with Doireann Ní Ghriofa, Festival of Writing and Ideas

Vocal and electronic improv with poet Doireann Ní Ghriofa – Festival of Writing and Ideas, Borris House Carlow

June 2019
I/Thou at Roscommon Arts Centre

I/Thou with Liz Roche Dance Company, Roscommon Arts Centre

May 2019
I/Thou show with Liz Roche Dance Company at Dublin Dance Festival

I/Thou collaboration with Liz Roche Dance Company – showing at Dublin Dance Festival May 8th-10th at Samuel Beckett Theatre

April 2019
Fidelio Trio perform Galura, Tufts University, Boston

Fidelio Trio perform Galura for piano trio electronics, Tufts University Boston

April 2019
Decibel perform Azure, Cafe Oto London

Decibel perform Azure for ensemble and electronics, in a show including work by Ed Bennett and Laurence Crane at Cafe Oto.

February 2019
Haza and Drink Your Passion performed by Herz Ensemble, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

Herz Ensemble perform Drink all your Passion and Haza, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam