The Milestones of Tony Buck
Tony Buck, an Australian globetrotter, gained fame chiefly as the drummer of the Necks trio. In Prague he will appear at the vs. Interpretation Festival on 29 April 2016 as a guest percussionist with Lebanese musicians playing under the name Rouba3i. In an interview with Petr Slabý Tony Buck says that "improvisation is to me a tool. It’s not, for me, like a religion or life approach like it is for some people, although I have to say that the social models it suggests and creates are a great and significant way in which to live and realise an artistic life and present one’s work philosophically. I totally get that. The most important thing improvisation presents to me is the opportunity to respond to the environment and circumstances you are presented with, in real time. When one has no specific obligations to perform, one can shape a musical performance to best suit the situation and take advantage of things like the sound of the room or the feeling and atmosphere between musicians and audience."
Read the whole interview on Agosto Foundation web page.