Cross Currents Linda Buckley

Apr 26, 2016, 04:05 PM

Linda Buckley is a composer from the Old Head of Kinsale currently based in Dublin. 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.

This podcast features excerpts from her works ”Revelavit”,”Jump”,“Chiyo”,”Do you remember the planets”, and “Fridur”

You can listen to more of Linda’s work at

The photograph is by Jonathan Grimes who is the recordist and project originator on Cross Currents. The producer is Helen Shaw . Athena Media is the producer of Cross Currents in collaboration with the CMC Contemporary Music Centre and RTE lyric fm. Cross Currents is made with the funding support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the Irish TV licence fee. All rights in this project rest with the producers and the composers involved. No reproductions can be made without the written consent of the producers .