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

October 2014
Hebrides Ensemble perform Fiol, Aberdeen

String trio Fiol performed at Haddo House, Scotland

September 2014
New RTÉ commission for National Symphony Orchestra and Choir

Premiere of new work for RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Choir, based on the poetry of Raymond Carver, Culture Night Dublin 2014 – commission part of RTÉ lyric fm composer-in-residence

August 2014
Iceland Residency

Residency at Gullkistan, Iceland, composing new song cycle for singer Iarla O’ Lionáird with string quartet and electronics, based on text from Gaelic love poetry

July 2014
Hebrides Ensemble perform string trio Fiol

Renowned Scottish new music ensemble Hebrides perform Fiol for string trio, inspired by the haunting droning harmonies of the hardanger fiddle, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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