Mixed Media

Scores composed for the following film projects:

Solas Céad Bliain by Tadhg O’Sullivan

Solas Céad Bliain is a poetic meditation on light, explored as a cinematic journey through one hundred years of Irish art.

The Wake – Dance film written and directed by Oonagh Kearney

Using dance as a unique cinematic language this film explores women’s stories inside the house. Therein lies a world of memory, joy, violence and transformation.

The Human Flock by Clare Langan (co-composed with Irene Buckley)

We are living at a critical moment in time, with major political, economic and ecological shifts and crisis, and The Human Flock shines a light on the fragility of humankind and the planet. The film sees a group of people navigate their way through an abyss of black water and fog. Somewhere between this world and elsewhere this emotive work looks at isolation and alienation of the individual, conflict and strife, and the need for connection and unity. The film equally suggests some form of underworld while having deep resonances with our contemporary lives.

Drowning Pool by Joan Perlman

Drowning Pool is a visual art project by artist Joan Perlman inspired and evoked by the site in Thingvellir in Iceland where women were once executed by drowning. It is “a work about healing and retribution, comprised of layered video and long durational sequences that convey the liminal presence at the confluence of past and present, blending dark history and momentary beauty. Irish composer Linda Buckley created the hauntingly resonant soundtrack, using voice and experimental media.”

Nosferatu extract – Live score composed by Irene & Linda Buckley

“It was an experience like nothing else, a cinematic and musical experience bound together as one, like Nosferatu and the victim. The organ lowered its fangs into its audience. It was a symphony of horror.”

I/Thou with Liz Roche Company

I/Thou is a mesmerising dance piece that responds to the work of iconic visual artist Brian O’Doherty, also known as Patrick Ireland. Inspired by O’Doherty’s mix of perfection and playfulness, this work echoes the themes of migration, language and identity that are ever present in his work – particularly in his wall painting series One, Here, Now, created for Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh in the late nineties and restored again in 2018. The result is a beautifully compelling performance exploring the everyday intimacies that form our connection to our surroundings and to each other. The moving body is set in distilled landscapes of sound, colour and light, creating a world of possibilities in which, even if for a moment, we can transcend individuality. Featuring a specially commissioned score, I/Thou brings together world-class performers and creative collaborators including composer Linda Buckley, set and costume designer Joe Vanek and lighting designer Stephen Dodd. I/Thou premiered at Cork Opera House on 7th September 2018 as a centrepiece of the Sirius Arts Centre’s year-long programme celebrating O’Doherty’s remarkable career.

The Sea by Pat Collins

“I didn’t want this film to have any sense of exile from the world, or any sense of anxiety. I wanted it to feel as if the world was taking long deep breaths and we were breathing with it.”

Henry Glassie: Field Work by Pat Collins

The Left Unsaid – Filmpoem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa