“As a composer, I ask myself one key question: ‘What would the energy of the universe sound like?’ I attempt to give that which is hidden a voice. That abstract sound that lies beyond what we perceive with our senses. An audible silence.”~Murray Hidary
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents MindTravel, a music experience from composer and pianist Murray Hidary with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
The program will feature new music by renowned classical contemporary composer and pianist Murray Hidary, including the world premiere commission emerging, which may be thought of as the soundtrack to the emergence of a deeper consciousness. In the West Coast premiere of with and world premieres of within and without, the three distinct pieces for string orchestra explore the arc of the human condition. The trilogy attempts to reconcile through the interwoven and blended orchestration and voicings the inquiry into how we attempt to balance our individual expression with the collective. Hidary’s signature, improvisational MindTravel will showcase his real-time solo piano composition performance and a finale with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra.
Created by Hidary in 2013, MindTravel is a collective journey for both artist and audience that is at once expansive and transformative. Inspired by ideas from the worlds of theoretical physics as well as mystical traditions, his provocative, improvisational, real-time compositions with piano and art projections, leave audiences in a state of harmony and clarity.
Hidary will be joined by Kaleidoscope, L.A.’s celebrated conductor-less chamber orchestra. Currently in its fourth season, Kaleidoscope features some of the city’s leading musicians.
Single tickets are now available for $29.50–$59.50 online at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, via AXS by phone at 888-929-7849 and in person at The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.
CAP UCLA’s upcoming Contemporary Classical programs include Alarm Will Sound: 1969 (Jan. 27, Royce Hall), Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert and Vân Ánh Võ: My Lai (March 9, Royce Hall), and Eighth Blackbird featuring Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) (April 21, The Theatre at Ace Hotel).