Irene Buckley, a composer from Cork, Ireland, holds a BMus and a PhD in Composition from University College Cork, and an MA in Music Technology from Queens University Belfast.


Irene has written music for many film, theatre and dance productions. 

She composes live scores for silent films which include: Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc -1928 (for soprano, organ and electronics) and Epstein's The Fall of the House of Usher – 1928 (for organ and electronics). Both were commissioned by the Cork French Film Festival and have since toured in venues such as Glasgow Cathedral for Glasgow Film Festival and Union Chapel, London. She recently composed a new live score (with Linda Buckley) for Noseratu – 1922 (for viola, cello, organ and electronics) which was commissioned by Union Chapel, London. 

Her score for The Swing was nominated for best score at FIFA Film Festival 2014, Aubagne, France.


Previous sound design for theatre include, Juno and the Paycock, (Everyman Palace productions, Cork), King Lear (Cyclone Theatre Company), The Chronicles of Oggle (Asylum Productions), Dark Week and The Train Show (Playgroup Theatre Company), The Glass Menagerie (Everyman Palace Productions), Snap (Corcadorca) and Disco Pigs (Granary Theatre Productions).


Previous dance productions include A Dance Concerto, Folders, Assembling Moments, Internal Facade and Abacus (with choreographer and dancer Laura Murphy) and Wunderbar and You and me, and You (with Laura Murphy and Rob Heaslip). Previous performances of these productions include Midsummer Festival Cork; Dublin Dance Festival; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; DanceLive, Aberdeen; Shenzhen, China and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Her piece Choral features on CMC's new music::new Ireland release which can be ordered here


Scores available at the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.