In Conversation with Linda Buckley
Iarla Ó Lionáird shares an in depth conversation with composer Linda Buckley for Vocal Chords: In Conversation for RTÉ lyric fm as part of this multi award winning series. The full documentary is broadcast in October 2017.
Iarla’s guest in this episode is the Cork born composer Linda Buckley whose work explores and uses the human voice. Linda comes from a family of 12 from the Old Head of Kinsale and grew up in a traditional music environment before studying music at UCC and Trinity College Dublin. She is now an international artist of considerable reputation and her music has been performed by the Dresden Sinfoniker Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Orkest de Ereprijs, Janus Trio, Rothko Trio, University of York Javanese Gamelan, and featured at international festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music at MassMoCA, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam and Seoul International Computer Music Festival.
She is herself a fine singer and her work, like her recent show at the Kilkenny Arts Festival – Antartica featured her vocal and electronic composition in collaboration with the uilleann piper David Power. In this episode Iarla explores Linda’s work and talks about their own collaboration O Iochtar Mhara which was performed by Crash Ensemble at the Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival in Cork.