Linda Buckley is a composer/performer based in Dublin/Kinsale who has written extensively for 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 NYU 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 on the renowned Music and Media Technologies programme at Trinity College Dublin.

Past events

August 2017
Antarctica with David Power, uilleann pipes, Kilkenny Arts Festival

New collaborative show with uilleann piper David Power and electronics, based on theme of Shackelton crossing the Antarctic.

July 2017
Changeling show, Clonmel Junction Festival

Multimedia show based on the story of Bridget Cleary, Changeling – devised with Laura Sheeran and Stephanie Dufresne, Clonmel Junction Festival.

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