Within Murray Hidary, there are multitudes. He’s one of the internet’s first successful entrepreneurs. He’s an outdoorsman, engaging in activities like whitewater kayaking, paragliding through mountains, running marathons, rock climbing and scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. He’s a visual artist with a passion for photography. And he’s a scholar studying theoretical physics, eastern philosophy and Zen buddhism.
What you’ll see when you buy a ticket to one of his performances is a one-of-a-kind experience that channels all these influences. Murray Hidary’s MindTravel is an “immersive music experience” built around his own musical language and journey. MindTravel is designed to evolve and connect to a higher sense of purpose while allowing experiencers to transform, celebrate and think.
The show is created by merging what Hidary considers to be the four pillars of an optimal integrated musical experience:
- Contemporary classical music
- Visual art
- Theoretical physics
- Wisdom traditions
Hidary has been refining this artform for years not only by incorporating elements from his multifaceted life but also the skills he’s gained from a lifetime of musical training. From the time he was five years old, Murray was playing music and began to develop his unique voice as a teenager. Hidary was then accepted to NYU to study music and theoretical composition and composed his first symphony at 30. But, it wasn’t until 2013, at the first Mindtravel show – in Murray’s living room – that his musical destiny was defined.
After the crowd’s emotional response to his first Mindtravel performance, Murray threw his passion into creating unique immersive experiences to share with the world.
Since that fateful first show, Murray Hidary has created more than 500 MindTravel experiences that have been heard and felt around the world in multiple cities including (but certainly not limited to):
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- Boulder, Colorado
- London, England
- Paris, France
- Berlin, Germany
The venues playing host to Murray Hidary and MindTravel are as varied as the experiences themselves. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Cathedral, The National Arts Club, The Theater at the Ace Hotel and Lincoln Center are just a few of the more famous places that Murray has performed.
A good crowd turned out to experience nature’s finest symphony in the heart of New York City with MindTravel Elemental, a tactile and fully immersive meditative experience at Sony Hall on April 13, 2022. In collaboration with MindTravel (a curated musical experience dedicated to meditation and mindfulness), Elemental will feature multi-disciplinary artist and tech pioneer Murray Hidary with the help of Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, to create a true escape from the fastest paced city in the world. Combining Sony’s high-tech, immersive 360 Reality Audio with the tranquil, meditative experience of Murray Hidary’s MindTravel, Elemental is designed to lift participants into a deeply meditative space.