ViO is the brainchild of Hungarian-born, Holland-based saxophonist Viktor Haraszti.
The release of his ‘ViO 360 sessions’ video-EP in autumn 2018 led to wider press attention around Europe and set the stage for an exciting 2019 of performances.
Musically speaking, the project is a mixture of jazz, fusion & groove originals —influenced by the likes of Michael Brecker and Joshua Redman—and features Remco van der Sluis (drums), Taco Nieuwenhuizen Segaar (bass) and Edgar van Asselt (keyboards) alongside Viktor.
The project matches the energetic and rhythmic repertoire with a strong visual appeal - through the use of cutting edge 360° filming & virtual reality.
Shot in Utrecht’s Kikker Theater, the ViO session was released online in full 360º—meaning you can look around the room during the song and get a taste for the full impact of their live show. The visual art - which presented on this videos, and more - planned to be part of the regular live performances as well.
"ViO is not trying to imitate the visionary artists but follow the visionary artists’ vision." by ViO
‘’Not just unique, not just immersive, Haraszti’s ongoing musical exploration will be fascinating to witness as he develops his catalogue in this new technology.’’ Debbie Burke jazz author