MindTravel’s mission is to move people to greater purpose in their lives through music.
Experiential music company, MindTravel, presents its signature Live-to-Headphones ‘Silent’ Piano, SilentHike and Floating Meditation experiences throughout the year on gorgeous beaches, in beautiful parks and other stunning outdoor spaces such as the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and in iconic spaces such as Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
Whether it’s for 100 people or 1000 people, this magical experience takes audiences on a profound journey as composer and pianist Murray Hidary’s real-time compositions are beamed directly into the MindTravel headphones that the audience wears. It’s a perfect way to take in the majestic surroundings while also experiencing a musical revelation spontaneously improvised, infused with wisdom traditions, theoretical physics and the power of communal elevation.
At its core, MindTravel creates the space and permission to feel and connect. It is an exploration of the notion that bringing the lessons of music into our daily lives can radically improve our clarity, our ability to reflect and relax, and that with music as our teacher – we can peel back layers of our Self yet unseen.
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About Murray Hidary
Murray Hidary is a multi-disciplinary artist and tech pioneer. His purpose-driven approach is at the heart of his business success, acclaim as a visual artist and global recognition as a musician. Ever pushing boundaries and guided by a strong desire to help people find their purpose, Murray is now focused on touring his immersive musical experience MindTravel across the globe. Over the past five years, Murray has created over 500 MindTravel experiences for over 100,000 people in cities from Los Angeles to London, Paris to Pittsburgh, Berlin to Boulder; in venues such as Lincoln Center, The Theater at the Ace Hotel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Cathedral, and The National Arts Club.
Murray created the first MindTravel experience in 2013. He invited a group to his living room for a live performance of his provocative, improvisational, real-time compositions at the piano and then asked them what they thought of the experience. Moved by their emotional response and the power of music to take the group on a deep inner journey, he moved forward to bring it to the world.
Growing up playing music since he was five years old, Murray knew he wanted to be a composer by the time he was in high school. He also began a deep inner journey of discovery as a teenager that led him to study eastern philosophy, Zen Buddhism and other wisdom traditions. His composing became deeply influenced by these teachings and he began to fuse the two into a personal reflective practice at the piano. This practice inspired him to discover great insights and provided healing through profound personal loss, grief and life's tribulations. It became a voice he used to connect to his higher sense of purpose. A musical language and journey continued to emerge and evolve. He called it MindTravel.
MindTravel brings together Murray's passions for contemporary classical music, visual art, theoretical physics and wisdom traditions. They are the four pillars of an integrated experience that seeks to explore an understanding of the universe at both the visible and hidden levels.
In addition to the above, Murray is a Certified Meditation Teacher through the Vedic Center and a Certified Grief Counselor through Our House Grief Support Center.
Learn more about Murray Hidary at www.murrayhidary.com.
About the MindTravel visuals
Sourced from Murray’s personal photographic work, the MindTravel visual projections used in theater settings allow for a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience. The stilled ‘movements’ are woven together into fluid and animated tapestries through algorithms designed to dynamically reflect the live music. The music and sounds intertwine effortlessly, with the intention of leading the audience to what lies beneath the surface.