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MIX SERIES: #09 Linda Buckley



Haxan Cloak – Consumed
Haxan Cloak – Excavation (Part 1)
John Carpenter and Alan Howarth – Season of the Witch

(from Halloween III)
Attilio Novellino - Strängar I
Anna and Elizabeth – Farewell to Erin
Alessandro Cortini – Perdonare
Irene Buckley – Choral
Jana Winderen – Submerged (underwater field recording)
Linda Buckley – Kyrie
Cocteau Twins – Great Spangled Fritillary
Crows field recording
Caterina Barbieri – Scratches on the Readable Surface
Tim Hecker – Live Room

Mix 9 comes from Irish composer Linda Buckley. A beautiful, dark and atmospheric mix fitting for this time of year - 'a halloween nocturnal vibe' in her own words.

Linda Buckley is an Irish composer based in Glasgow who has written extensively for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Sinfoniker Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra), and has a particular interest in merging her classical training with the worlds of post punk, folk and ambient electronica. She is “one of the leading figures in the thriving Irish new music scene” (Christopher Fox, Tempo) with her work being described as “sublime and brilliant” (Tom Service, BBC Radio 3) “strange and beautiful” (Richard Dyer, Boston Globe), “fantastically brutal, reminiscent of the glitch music of acts such as Autechre” (Liam Cagney, Composing the Island) 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” (Bob Gilmore, Journal of Music).

Awards include a Fulbright scholarship to New York University, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, the Frankfurt Visual Music Award (for Silk Chroma) and Gold at the New York Festivals Radio Awards (for Mother’s Blood, Sister Songs documentary with Athena Media).

Recent collaborations include work with experimental folk duo Anna & Elizabeth, poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa as well as premieres by Hebrides Ensemble, Contempo Quartet, Icebreaker, Iarla O’Lionaird, Joby Burgess (Barbican commission), Ensemble Mise-En and Crash Ensemble. In 2019 she was invited by John Schaefer’s New Sounds Live (WNYC) to present the New York premiere of a new live score to the silent horror film Nosferatu (co-composed with Irene Buckley) at Brookfield Place. Linda holds a Music Degree from University College Cork, a Masters in Music and Media Technologies and PhD in Composition from Trinity College Dublin, and lectures in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In September 2020 her NMC Debut Disc, From Ocean’s Floor was released.

Soundcloud: @linda-buckley

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