“It's being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page.” Mary Gaitskill
Linda Buckley is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale currently based in Glasgow. Her music has been described as “exquisite” (Gramophone) "strange and beautiful" (Boston Globe), “glacially majestic” (RTÉ Ten) 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).
Her work has been performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Fidelio Trio, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Trio Scordatura and at international festivals including Bang on a Can at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.
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, and was RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence 2011/13. Recent performances include ‘Beloved on the Earth’ composed for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, and ‘Fiol’ performed by the Hebrides Ensemble at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Upcoming projects include commissions from Concorde Ensemble, a song cycle for the Vanbrugh String Quartet with Iarla O’ Lionáird, and a residency at the Visby International Composer’s Centre, Gotland, Sweden.