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

April 2015
Residency at Visby International Centre for Composers, Gotland, Sweden

Returning to the Visby International Centre for Composers, on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, for residency to work on new music.

March 2015
Premiere of new work for Concorde ensemble, RHA Dublin

Sunday 29th March – New work premiered by Concorde for bass clarinet, violin, cello and electronics, RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 @ 2.30 and 3.45 pm in the series: Up Close with Music.

March 2015
Premiere of new work for Crash Ensemble for David Lang’s Festival of Music

New work for ensemble and electronics premiered as part of David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015, presented by New Music Dublin, at the National Concert Hall.

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