Dániel Váczi is a saxophone player, composer, inventor and researcher of musical instruments and games.
Born in 1972, Budapest.
He graduated from the ELTE as a biologist in 1998. He studied at the Jazz Saxophone Faculty of the LFZE in 1999 for one year.
He founded his jazz trio in 2001. It became a quintet called Multet in 2009. He is also a member of other bands: Trio Squelini - often with Ditta Rohmann cellist as a guest (world-jazz), Kada ad Libitum (free improvisation), Ektár (world-jazz) and Budapest Improvisers Orchestra (contemporary classical mixed free improvisation). His discography contains about 30 CD.
He developed a “Reticular Music System” which is both a music theoretical approach on the one hand, and a technique for composing and improvising on the other.
With the collaboration of László Fassang and others he made a concert (Etudes for player organ) at MüPa Budapest in 2014 that researched the augmented possibilities of the organ with computerized MIDI control. This work was continued in 2015 (Organmatrix), and extended to dance, animation, and intermedia. His application called SoundEmbroidery - a sound-visualisation tool based on the new and original principle of PitchCompass, programmed and designed by XORXOR - was created and developed for this occasion. He also uses the MIDI controlled acoustic piano player of BMC.
He has engaged in building various music-automatons, and participated in the development of the gigantic music box “Hangjáték” made by Medence Csoport for MüPa as an adviser and composer in 2015. Along with two partners, he produces and distributes programmable mechanical music box called Skatuya.
Among his many music instrument-inventions the glissando-woodwinds - glissonic flute, recorder, tárogató, saxophone, chalumeau (clarinet), oboe - are in their final stage of development. He has plans for a new symmetric - dihexatone - keyboard too.
He has also invented a new game of logic called Urobo. It is based on the circular hierarchy of the 12 music notes.