Michael B Silvers

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Research Interests

Michael Silvers is an ethnomusicologist and a specialist in Brazilian music and ecomusicology (the study of music and the environment). His research interests also include sound studies, music and technology, cultural sustainability, and music, gender, and sexuality.

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Music Arts & Humanities
Brazil Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Popular music Arts & Humanities
Birds Arts & Humanities
Mediation Arts & Humanities
Birdsong Arts & Humanities
Drought Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2007 2020


Attending to the Nightingale: On a Multispecies Ethnomusicology

Silvers, M. B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Ethnomusicology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


On Cultural and Environmental Sustainability: Rabecas, Pífanos, and the Materials of Musical Instruments in Cariri

Silvers, M. B., 2016, Experiências de Pesquisa em Música no Cariri Cearense. Mattos, M. (ed.). Juazeiro do Norte: Universidade Federal do Ceará Press, p. 97-106

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dry Signals

Silvers, M. B., 2015

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

performing arts
mass media
life events

Activities 2008 2017

Ecomusicology Special Interest Group (External organization)

Michael B Silvers (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Carnival and the Cost of Drought in Brazil: Neoliberalism and Cultural Policy in Times of Environmental Crisis

Michael B Silvers (Speaker)
Mar 5 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

A Naturally Immoral Voice: The Story of Castrato Paulo Abel do Nascimento

Michael B Silvers (Speaker)

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

American Council of Learned Societies

Michael B Silvers (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Ecomusicologia e a Música Pós-Humana

Michael B Silvers (Speaker)
Jun 18 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk