Joshua SaM Miller
Creative Director, Composer & Executive Producer
Joshua leads the Sounds of the Ocean team as a conscious entrepreneur, sound and visual artist, music producer and ocean conservationist. He strives to reduce stress in people's lives by building connection back to the natural world through sound. He grew up playing clarinet, but really wanted to play drums, so now he does both and mixes ambient percussion with melody to transport listeners to a deep state of rest. Joshua blends his passion for music with visual storytelling in the immersive arts has shared his work at music festivals, conferences, retreat centers and wellness events in Australia, Bali, North and Central America, the Middle East and across Europe.
In 2022, Sounds of the Ocean was featured as the closing event at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal and COP 27. Joshua was recognized with the honorable mention award at Dome Fest West in Los Angeles and has been featured in several press articles and podcast interviews. Joshua's work was accepted as part of the International Year of Sound as mobilized by the International Commission for Acoustics. He presented at the United Nations Climate Conference COP 26 and has appeared at the NAMM Show, PBS Television, Agape Zoe Festival and has participated in over 100 workshops at iconic venues such as UCLA, Grace Cathedral and Burning Man.
As the Founder of Embodied Sounds, he hosts The Embodied Sounds Podcast and leads a global team of artists to create impactful experiences for audiences of all ages. He is driven by passion to raise environmental awareness by curating immersive sound and visual experiences in support of ocean conservation and mental wellness around the world.
"I grew up feeling very connected to the ocean as a child. I always remember that special feeling of being totally at peace underwater. After a decade of wanderlust, I saw first hand that our oceans are suffering from many kinds of pollution on an unprecedented scale. Simultaneously, I realized that we as human beings are experiencing a mental health crisis, with society only getting more fast-paced and disconnected from the natural world.
On January 1, 2019, I was sitting on the coast of California looking at breaking waves and realized I must do more to protect the sea. The next month during a yoga workshop in Santa Cruz, California, I met Dr. John Ryan from the Monterey Bay Aquatic Research Institute and first heard recordings of humpback whales. In that moment, I realized that more people must hear these recordings and Sounds of the Ocean was born."
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