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
Mediation Arts & Humanities
Birdsong Arts & Humanities
Drought Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities

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

Film Review: These C*cksucking Tears

Silvers, M. B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ethnomusicology.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


Birdsong and a Song about a Bird: Popular Music and the Mediation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Northeastern Brazil

Silvers, M. B., Jan 1 2017, Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader. Post, J. C. (ed.). Taylor and Francis, Vol. II. p. 127-140 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Popular music

Activities 2008 2017

Ecomusicologia e a Música Pós-Humana

Michael B Silvers (Speaker)
Jun 18 2015

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

American Council of Learned Societies

Michael B Silvers (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Ethnomusicology Review (Journal)

Michael B Silvers (Advisory board member)
2013 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Ecomusicology Special Interest Group (External organization)

Michael B Silvers (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship

Michael B Silvers


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media