JACOB MARSHALLis a multisensory artist and the Executive Director of Constellation; a new organization founded by the first international coalition of astronauts seeking to address global challenges from their perspective of having seen the Earth from the vantage point of space.
Jacob started the acclaimed rock band MAE (Multisensory Aesthetic Experience) and has sold over 500,000 records worldwide and performed over 1600 concerts on 4 continents.
He worked to help launch the Global Citizen Festivalwhich brought 60,000 music fans to New York's Central Park on September 29th, 2012. The festival leveraged $1.3 billion in new commitments to the world's poor and became the largest charity concert broadcast in history with a confirmed number of impressions surpassing 2 billion.
In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he served as a Producer of Global Citizen Festival and built a broad variety of strategic partnerships.
Jacob serves as a member of the advisory board for Future of Story Telling (FoST) where he launched and leads the social impact initiative "FoST for Good" in partnership with HP and Facebook. He also serves as an artist mentor at the New Museum's NEW INC.
He also recently conceived, produced and performed the world’s first large scale collective virtual reality concert experience from inside Jerusalem’s 3000 year-old Tower of David for the Forbes30 Under 30 Summit. Jacob was a featured artist at the United Nations General Assembly in 2017.
3 words to describe Nature?
LIVING. INTERDEPENDENT. WISDOM.
3 things Nature taught you?
PERSPECTIVE ON TIME - THAT ALL LIFE IS A SYMPHONY AND I AM A MELODY IN THAT LARGER MUSIC - TO LISTEN WITH MY WHOLE BODY
3 most treasured Nature spots?
PLACES WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE MOUNTAINS - HAWAII, BIG SUR, ICELAND
When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?
LIKE RELIGION IS TO GOD WHAT A GLASS OF OCEAN WATER IS TO THE OCEAN.
When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?
LIKE THE TREES WANT TO TELL US THEIR SECRETS.
When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?
LIKE THE TRUTH IS BOTH ANCIENT AND PRESENT.
When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?
LIKE THE THING I USED TO CALL MYSELF IS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING INTO EVERYTHING
When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?
LIKE ITS TIME TO BE STILL.
When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?
LIKE MY CERTAINTY SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH CURIOSITY.
Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?
10. WE ARE NATURE. OUR WELL-BEING IS ONE AND THE SAME. MOST OF OUR PROBLEMS BEGIN WHEN WE FORGET THAT SIMPLE TRUTH.
Share with us a childhood nature memory?
I’LL ALWAYS TREASURE THE FEELING OF BEING IN THE OCEAN DURING SEPTEMBER. THE BEACH WAS EMPTY, THE SKY WAS LUMINOUS, AND THE WATER WAS EVER SO SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN THE AIR. WE WOULD TRADE WAVES ALL DAY AND TRADE STORIES AROUND THE FIRE ALL NIGHT. WE BASKED IN THE FEELING OF PURE ALIVENESS.