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

October 2020
Performance with Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Museum of Literature, Dublin

Performance of poetry and music with Doireann Ní Ghríofa, MoLI, Dublin

September 2020

New Album Out September 25th on NMC


September 2020
NMC Album launch, London

Launch of Debut Discs NMC record, with work performed from the album.

August 2020
New commission for Crash Ensemble and Liam Byrne, Kilkenny Arts Festival

Installation based new work for Liam Byrne, viola da gamba and Crash Ensemble, Kilkenny Arts Festival

July 2020
Joby Burgess performs Discordia, Three Choirs Festival, Worcester

Discordia for aluminium harp and electronics performed at Three Choirs Festival, Worcester Baptist Church

May 2020
Premiere of new work for pianist Michael McHale, Triskel Arts Centre Cork

Solas na Gealaí premiered by Michael McHale, based on inspiration from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Triskel Christchurch Cork.

May 2020
Exploding Stars performed for Plug Festival, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Darragh Morgan performs Exploding Stars for violin and electronics, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.

March 2020
Colin Dunne dances in The Turn, Newry

Special performance of The Turn for string quartet, dancer and live processing for Patrick’s Day celebration concert, Newry Town Hall.

March 2020
Voice/electronic improv for Standing Sitting Lying Down, Dublin

Show with Dublin-based ambient electronic artists for Homebeat, at The Space Between.

March 2020
Joby Burgess performs Discordia, Elstow Abbey Bedford

Discordia for aluminium harp and electronics performed at CoMA festival, Elstow Abbey, Bedford in a show including work by John Cage, Steve Reich and John Luther Adams.