João Silva received his PhD from Newcastle University in 2012 where he was editorial assistant for the journal Radical Musicology. He studied at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and teaches in several music schools in Portugal, namely the Academia de Música de Espinho, the Escola de Música Óscar da Silva, and Escola Profissional de Música de Espinho. An active researcher in INET-MD since 2003, he was involved with editorial responsibilities in the Enciclopédia da Música em Portugal no Século XX project. He writes program notes for the foremost cultural promoters in Portugal, like the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa da Música, and Culturgest. He regularly contributes for both local and international publications and his main research interests focus on late nineteenth-century musical cultures and their relations with modernity, nationalism, historiography, and technology.