Mark Smulian is Founder and Co-Director at Lydianstream.
20 years ago Mark Smulian began working with the Codes of Behaviour and developed the Lydianstream system.
Mark began working as a professional musician when he was sixteen, graduated from Mannes College of Music (New School, N.Y.C) in 1984, has gold and platinum album credits as a record producer, and continues to both perform and produce locally and internationally as a professional musician and within the world of Lydianstream he runs workshops, presents lectures and develops the musical system that is the backbone of the Lydian MindHarp™
In 1998 together with 5 other musicians Mark formed the band WhiteFlag: 3 Palestinians from Gaza in and 3 Israelis from Tel Aviv. In spite of enormous social and political obstacles the band embraced open and mature emotional skills empowering them to create passionate and enriching music that they performed all over the world.
This led to interdisciplinary work involving education, teamwork development, peacebuilding, resolution work and more.
The outcome is the Lydianstream system and the Codes of Behaviour.
Stewart Redpath is Co-Director of Lydianstream
In 2014 Mark met Stewart Redpath, a professional businessman, whose expertise is the world of branding and marketing. Stewart is also a fine musician composing and performing original music of his own and other artists.
Early in his career, Stewart was part of the launch team of Orange which triggered his fascination in branding and team dynamics. Since then he has worked in strategic roles for Lloyds Bank and for the last 11 years as a consultant for global brands and fast-growth SMEs.
In 2014, Stewart met Mark while playing in a band together. This musical friendship soon led to wider conversations about creating successful music. When Mark explained that the emotional skills required to create memorable music are innate….and actually not connected to music at all, this chimed strongly with Stewart’s 25 years of managing, motivating and working in teams. The realisation that these skills are easily transferred to non-musical situations only went on to reinforce Stewart’s belief in the deep potential that the Lydianstream system offers.
At Lydianstream we are of course all passionate about music. At the same time we all work on a regular basis in non-musical environments and are constantly reminded of the never ending emotional strain and stress found in the workplace, social environments and many other situations where people come together to ‘work’. There is stress in the music business but NEVER stress in the business of real time music making.
Smart musicians learn fast that behaviour comes before technique…