Composer in Residence

    Linda Buckley is RTÉ lyric fm's Composer-in-Residence 2011/12 in association with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. The Head of the Station, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, has described her appointment as " exciting initiative in the creation of new music for lyric. Linda's compositional talent doesn't so much span as ignore in a very informed way the boundaries between the live acoustic sound of an orchestra and electronics."

    Cork-born Linda Buckley RTÉ lyric fm's second Composer-in-Residence. During her tenure as Composer-in-Residence, Linda will write four new works of music for broadcast on lyric including a piece for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, a new Christmas carol and her own interpretation of the station's jingle.
    Linda will also mentor two young composers in the creation of works for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, a project co-funded by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO). You might even meet Linda in your area as she will be visiting selected schools around the country to give composition workshops and don't miss her broadcasts on lyric and online blog.

    From the Old Head of Kinsale and currently based in Dublin, 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). She holds a Ph.D in Composition from Trinity College, where she also lectures.

    Click here to watch a video interview between Linda Buckley and Eamonn Lawlor


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