As Performer/Composer: Sydney Theatre Company: Shadows and Light; Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Compassion.
As Composer: For ABC TV: Hoot’s Lullaby, Hey Hootabelle. Awards: Austin Critics Table Award Best Symphonic Performance Compassion (with Austin Symphony Orchestra); ARIA Award Best Classical Album Compassion; APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award Best Original Song Composed for Screen Giggle and Hoot.
ARIA Nominations: Best Male Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist, Best Independent Release Autumn Flow; J Award Australian Album of the Year Autumn Flow; Best Independent Release Corner of an Endless Road. David Walters Queensland Theatre Company: Quartet, Ladies in Black, Brisbane, Boston Marriage, Gloria, Macbeth, Australia Day, Venus in Fur, End of the Rainbow, Romeo & Juliet, Pygmalion, Grimm Tales, The August Moon, Rabbit Hole, The Glass Menagerie, The Memory of Water, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Molly Sweeney, Chilling and Killing My Annabel Lee, The Skin of Our Teeth, Vertigo and the Virginia, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Amy’s View, Master Class, After the Ball, Summer Rain, Arcadia, The Hope of the World, Money and Friends, Gilgamesh, The Man from Mukinupin, A Different Drummer, Fuente Ovejuna, Salonika, The Venetian Twins. Dead Puppet Society: Debut.
Other Credits: Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Bell Shakespeare Company, QUT, QPAC, Jute, Handspan, Playbox, La Boite Theatre Company, Rock‘n’Roll Circus, Nimrod, Company B, Expressions, Queensland Ballet, Australian Ballet, Opera Queensland and Zen Zen Zo.
Awards: Matilda Award, 2016, Crime Stoppers International (Capetown), 2014, Brisbane Advertising and Design Club, 2014, Queensland New Filmmakers, 2010. Training: Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, Griffith University, 2008.
Los Angeles based Australian native, Tony Buchen, has made himself one of the go-to producers for Indie and major labels alike. The ARIA nominated producer / writer /mixer / engineer / string arranger has developed an extensive list of credits on releases by some of the most established and ascendant talent in Australia and abroad, including: The Preatures, Courtney Barnett, The Falls, The Silver Lake Chorus, Loon Lake, Spookyland, The Church, Mansionair, Tim Finn and Thelma Plum.
Having arrived at a production role as a musician who wanted to directly access the sounds he imagined, Tony has a unique ability to bring ideas to life through recording. With a penchant for vintage analogue gear and the warmth it brings, coupled with an innovative attitude and versatile approach, Tony has made himself the first call for artists across a broad spectrum of the musical world from Dream Pop bands, Irish Folk Stars, Hip Hop artists to indie rock superstars.
Now based out of his own studios at Kingsized Soundlabs in L.A, Tony has been prolifically producing, writing, mixing and scoring. Amongst many other projects, Tony has recently produced the debut EP for talented Bay Area rapper Sugi Dakks, an LP for Red Riders’ Adrian Deutsch and an EP for LA Dream Pop stars Candio. He’s cut mixes for Australian indie superstars Courtney Barnett and Bec Sandridge along with a mixing a live record for Glaswegian indie darlings, The Trashcan Sinatras. He’s written and produced for Melbourne Indie Folk band Oh Pep!, Irish Folk star Mick Flannery, Philadelphian singer songwriter Jacob Snider, South African born Australian megastar Troye Sivan and has been instrumental in crafting the repertoire of ARIA award winner Montaigne. Tony found time for a brief trip back to Sydney recently for the opening of the Sydney Festival season of the critically acclaimed theatre production ‘The Wider Earth’ at the Opera House, which he had scored with Lior.
The former bassist and front man of The Baggsmen, who achieved national success and recognition in Australia in the early 2000’s, Tony, in spite of his busy schedule as a producer, remains an active musician. He’s currently playing bass with legendary British lo-fi pop star, Robyn Hitchcock (The Soft Boys, The Egyptians) on the first band tour Hitchcock has undertaken in a decade.
His musical prowess, along with his technical studio mastery, allows Tony to cultivate a distinctive character for everything he works on, making him one of Australia’s and now LA’s finest creative talents.