COMING IN SPRING/SUMMER 2020: The Nature of Music features interviews with musicians and bands that tell the story behind their nature-inspired lyrics and songs. Each episode will include acoustic (and perhaps electric) performances by artists as we explore the conservation and climate emergency-related issues — and solutions — that they are most passionate about.
Why music? They say that even the worst of enemies can dance to the same song. In that context, music can be a vehicle for uniting diverse fans in support of solutions to the climate crisis.
About Host, Jonathan Gelbard: With strong ties to the music industry, Jonathan Gelbard served as the founding Outreach Director of the voter registration organization, HeadCount, was National Sustainability Producer of Green Apple Music & Arts Festival from 2007-2009, produced and directed the Rothbury Festival’s Think Tank in 2008-2009, advised efforts to green the Outside Lands Festival, led the design and implementation of High Sierra Music Festival’s vendor compost program (a partnership between the festival and local farmers that continues to this day), and is the emcee of the nature-based family festival, Camp Deep End.
Click here to learn about Dr. Gelbard’s work collaborating with music industry partners to advance climate change solutions.