Michael Silvers is an ethnomusicologist and a specialist in Brazilian music and environmental crisis. His research interests also include sound studies, the cultural and environmental history of music technologies, and music, gender, and sexuality.
Ethnomusicology, Ph.D., UCLA
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, School of Music
Silvers, M. B. (2021). Ethnomusicology as Ecomusicology. Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter, 55(1), 18-20.
Silvers, M. B. (2020). Attending to the Nightingale: On a Multispecies Ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology, 64(2), 199-224. https://doi.org/10.5406/ETHNOMUSICOLOGY.64.2.0199
Silvers, M. B. (2019). Film Review: These C*cksucking Tears. Ethnomusicology, 63(2), 355–356.
Silvers, M. B. (2018). Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil. University of Illinois Press. https://doi.org/10.5406/j.ctv80cb3g
Silvers, M. B. (2017). Birdsong and a Song about a Bird: Popular Music and the Mediation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Northeastern Brazil. In J. C. Post (Ed.), Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader (Vol. II, pp. 127-140). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315439167