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Tony Buck (born 1962 in Sydney, Australia) is a drummer and percussionist. He graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music (now Sydney Conservatorium of Music), becoming involved in the Australian jazz scene.

Buck played with Great White Noise during 1983 and is a founding member of The Necks with Chris Abrahams and Lloyd Swanton since 1987. He is leader of industrial band Peril, who he formed in Japan with Otomo Yoshihide, Kato Hideki and Michael Sherdian.
In the early 1990s, Buck moved from Australia to Amsterdam and later moved to Berlin, where he currently lives.
As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects. He has played, toured or recorded with, among others, Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdali, Peter Brötzmann, Hans Reichel, The Little Red Spiders, Subrito Roy Chowdury, Clifford Jordan, Jean-Marc Montera, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Palinckx, and Ground Zero.
Some of the high profile projects he has been involved with include the band Kletka Red with Andy Moor, Leonid Soybelman and Joe Williamson, and touring and recording with, among others, The Ex, The Exiles, and Corchestra, and involvement with most of the international improvisation and new music community and festivals.

He also creates video works for use with live music performance and has had pieces shown in Tokyo, Belfast, Berlin, New York and Sydney.

Current projects include Transmit (a guitar driven post-rock project), Spill with Magda Mayas, New York based trios Glacial (with David Watson and Lee Renaldo), The Fell Clutch (with Ned Rothenberg, Stomu Takeshi and David Tronzo) and a long standing duo with Axel Dörner.