Joshua Sam Miller
Founder, Chief Sound Explorer
"I am inspired by the opportunity to build bridges between worlds and use music as a tool to help us unite, listen and protect the environment. "
Joshua Sam Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist, environmentalist and social impact entrepreneur on a mission to connect people to the natural world through immersive art. Recently, he has advocated for the importance of ocean conservation through Sounds of the Ocean, which blends the arts and sciences to connect with marine life through sound. He is also the creator of Embodied Sounds, a mindful content creation studio and music label bringing immersive wellness experiences around the world.
For over 10 years, Joshua worked in documentary film production in New York City as a cinematographer and editor of short and feature length films. After following his intuition to leave home behind, he embarked on a global journey of spiritual awakening and self discovery to realize that music was in fact his deeper passion. Inspired by the lineages of Nada Yoga, Afro-Cuban rhythm, Indian Raga, Jewish & Sufi mysticism and Jazz, Joshua committed himself to music as his primary mode of expression in late 2018.
Following a discovery for surfing, and a growing awareness of the fragility of life underwater, Joshua felt inspired to devote his artistry towards ocean conservation while living in Northern California and Sounds of the Ocean was born. In 2020, the project was accepted as part of the International Year of Sound, and was featured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in Santa Cruz, CA and debuted at Burning Man 2019. In 2021, he presented his work at the United Nations Climate Conference COP 26 and was featured on PBS Television, Agape Zoe Festival, World Oceans Day and as an artist in residence at MONOM Sound Berlin. This year, Embodied Sounds was welcomed as an official accredited organization at the United Nations Ocean Conference where Miller led an immersive event at the Lisbon Planetarium to inspire local people and global stakeholders to connect with life underwater in support of SDG 14.
Joshua has offered over 100 workshops in sound as a therapeutic modality at iconic venues such as UCLA Arts & Healing Festival, the Planetario de Marinha and WisdomeLA. He facilitates wellness sessions for corporations both in-person and virtually via Zoom. He also hosts The Embodied Sounds Podcast, interviewing experts in the field of sound and wellness to discover how to improve our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Joshua is driven by passion to raise environmental awareness by curating immersive sound and visual experiences in support of ocean conservation work around the world.