Monthly excuse to play my favorite music and interview my favorite people.
This month Maria is joined by Joanna Demers:
Joanna Demers is associate professor and chair of Musicology at USC Thornton School of Music. She received a PhD in musicology (Princeton, 2002) and a DMA in contemporary flute performance (UC San Diego, 2002). Her teaching interests include popular and experimental music since 1945, philosophy, aesthetics, and electronic music.
Prof. Demers writes both scholarly and creative works that explore philosophical issues in recent music. She has published two scholarly books: Listening Through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity (University of Georgia Press, 2006). She has also written two novels: Drone and Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World (Zero Books, 2015), and Anatomy of Thought-Fiction: CHS Report, 2214 (Zero Books, 2017). Her forthcoming projects include a novel on the disappearance of the American university, and a scholarly book on the louche in recent French pop.