Linda Buckley is an Irish composer who has written extensively for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ NSO), with an interest in merging her classical training with the worlds of post punk, folk and electronica. Her work has been described as 'sublime and brilliant' (BBC Radio 3) 'strange and beautiful' (Boston Globe), 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' (Journal of Music).
Awards include a Fulbright scholarship to New York University, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, the Frankfurt Visual Music Award and Gold at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.
Collaborations include work with experimental folk duo Anna & Elizabeth and premieres by Irish National Opera, Contempo Quartet, Iarla O’Lionáird, Joby Burgess (Barbican) and Crash Ensemble. Linda holds a Music Degree from University College Cork, a Masters in Music and Media Technologies and a PhD in Composition from Trinity College Dublin. She has lectured in Composition at TCD, Windmill Lane and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2020 her album From Ocean’s Floor was released, featured by Iggy Pop on BBC Radio 6 as 'beautiful music - here is somebody really special'.