Dr. Robert Beahrs

Robert Beahrs

SSRC Transregional Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Scholar

4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

412-648-7407

robeahrs@pitt.edu

Robbie is an ethnomusicologist, sound artist, and filmmaker. His fieldwork in Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and the United States links archival research with multi-sensory ethnography, voice-driven performance practice, filmmaking, and soundscapes. His current research projects explore genealogies of throat-singing in the Altai Mountains, interspecies listening and voicing in Western Mongolia, and vibrational sensing with Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts during long-duration space flight. Robbie actively sings, composes music, performs live sound art for dance, and gives workshops in Tuvan throat-singing (xöömei) and extended vocal techniques. He holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Russian and Eastern European studies at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit www.robeahrs.com