Joanna Demers writes both scholarly and creative works that explore philosophical issues in recent music.
She is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she teaches courses on post-1945 popular and experimental music and aesthetics.
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 (2015), and Anatomy of Thought-Fiction: CHS Report, 2214 (2017), both with Zero Books.
Her other publications are listed here.