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

February 2020
Solás Song Cycle performed by Rachel Kelly and John Hess, NCH Dublin

Three songs composed for the Irish Art Song Project, premiered at the National Concert Hall Dublin:

Marginalia (foraois gan fhaobhar) with text le/by: Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Sólás le/by: Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Faoi Shamhain le/by: Doireann Ní Ghríofa

February 2020
Curating concert for Beethoven Reflected, Triskel and Hugh Lane

Curation of concert programme featuring newly commissioned work by Linda Buckley and Irene Buckley, as well as music by Julia Wolfe – connected to Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.131 performed by Contempo Quartet, Triskel Arts Centre Cork and Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin.

February 2020
Opening for Black Glass Ensemble, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh

Located in the beguiling liminal territory between contemporary classical and experimental music, Black Glass combines the cream of Scotland’s chamber players with longstanding pioneers of the UK’s avant-garde electronic underground. Support comes from Glasgow-based Irish composer – and Liminal Nights performer – Linda Buckley.

February 2020
Performance – voice/electronics for Imagining Ireland with Radie Peat, Lisa O’Neill & Sinead Gleeson

Performing with Kate Ellis and Eliza McCarthy alongside Irish singers and writers, for Imagining Ireland – Galway Town Hall.

February 2020
Performance – voice/electronics for Imagining Ireland with Radie Peat, Lisa O’Neill & Sinead Gleeson

Performing with Kate Ellis and Eliza McCarthy alongside Irish singers and writers, for Imagining Ireland – National Concert Hall Dublin.

January 2020
Isabelle O’Connell performs Fridur for piano and electronics, New York
‘Three of New York’s most exciting pianists: Brian Mark, Isabelle O’Connell, Kathleen Supové’ with music also by Meredith Monk, Missy Mazzoli, Paula Matthusen & Howie Kenty, Areté Gallery Brooklyn.
December 2019
Score contributions for To The Moon, film by Tadhg O’Sullivan

Music featured in new feature film directed by Tadhg O’Sullivan, a cinematic ode to the moon.

December 2019
Show with Maria Somerville, Projects Arts Centre Dublin

Performing a live electronic/vocal improv set opening for Maria Somerville, Project Dublin.

December 2019
Joby Burgess performs Discordia, RNCM Manchester

Performance of Discordia for aluminium harp and electronics, with DJ set, for Credo in USA – Original Voices

November 2019
New work for Caimin Gilmore, Double bass & electronics, Quiet Lights Cork

Premiere for new work for bass and electronics as part of Quiet Lights Festival, Cork.