Composer and pianist Murray Hidary is the creator of Mind Travel. His provocative, improvisational, real-time compositions with the piano and art projections, inspired by theoretical physics and wisdom traditions, take the audience on a transporting and expansive journey. It is an exploration in translating music into our daily thoughts, words and actions. To carry forward the lessons of music into our lives. To live with harmony, clarity and rhythm.
Murray has brought Mind Travel to famed venues including Lincoln Center, The Theater at the Ace Hotel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Cathedral, The National Arts Club and festivals including Wanderlust, Carlsbad and Burning Man. He has also pioneered a live ‘silent’ piano headphone Mind Travel creating an immersive music experience. Mind Travel has been brought to audiences in theaters, beaches and parks including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, London, Montauk, New Jersey, Miami, Aspen, Oxford, Malibu, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Germany, Italy and Croatia.
Murray studied Music and Composition at New York University. He recently scored the music for the documentary REM about iconic architect Rem Koolhaas, directed by Tomas Koolhaas, which was premiered at the Venice Film Festival.