Our newest Affiliated Artist is Bryan Miles, a singer/songwriter and earth scientist who shares his music under the moniker "Rockwatcher". Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family!
"I realize the uncommon duality of my personality as a professional scientist and creative musician and I try to share my unique perspective. My hope is that I can help a person make connections, through knowledge gently delivered, to their home, the earth."
- Bryan Miles
Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): When did your story with music begin?
Bryan Miles (Bryan): I have been singing for as long as I can remember, and took up the guitar when I was 8, but really started playing consistently around 14 years old.
Alliance: How has your career as an environmental geologist influenced the kind of music you create?
Bryan: I love being outdoors connecting with nature. My parents held outdoor activities in high regard and I spent my youth exploring wild places. This had a big influence on my decision in becoming a geologist. The Earth has evolved in a balanced state that sustains life. I’d like for us not to disturb that balance. There is beauty in keeping our surroundings natural, and I want to communicate that principle through music. My song “Cape Town (Day Zero)” is a story about a woman who enjoys modern-day convenience but can’t find clean water to drink.
Alliance: How has climate change impacted your life?