Murray Hidary attended New York University with a major in Music and Composition and is an accomplished composer, photographer and entrepreneur.
He created MindTravel to bring a transporting and expansive experience to audiences worldwide. MindTravel, which started as a personal practice for Murray many years ago brings both music and visual art together to take people on a powerful journey. A journey that is at once provocative and reflective, healing and transcending.
His photography has been shown in galleries and museums across the country including the San Francisco MOMA, New York University, The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Guggenheim Museum. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and is owned by both public and private collectors.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Murray is a world-class serial entrepreneur expressing his creativity through ideas. His ventures are ideas in action, pioneering new ways of doing things and building great teams. Since college he has built some great companies, including taking his first company public.
Murray is involved with several philanthropic causes. He is the board chairman of the new music string quartet ETHEL, resides on the boards of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance and Four Way Books, a publisher of poetry and short fiction by emerging and established writers. He is also a member of the New York University Dean’s Advisory Council and is the recipient of the NYU Distinguished Service Award where he has given the commencement speech.
He is currently touring MindTravel, composing new work, hiking and meditating in beautiful places.