Joanna Demers

John Hunt Publishing, 2017


Recommended by musician and Bezirk record label co-funder Daryl Worthington.

Why do you recommend it?

Unique book which questions the ways we think about music, and how this reflects the
society we live in.

In the year 2214, the Center for Humanistic Study has discovered an unpublished manuscript by Joanna Demers, a musicologist who lived some two centuries before. Her writing interrogates the music of artists ranging from David Bowie and Scott Walker to Kanye West and The KLF. Questioning how people of the early twenty-first century could have believed that music was alive, and that music was simultaneously on the brink of extinction, light is shed on why the United States subsequently chose to eliminate the humanities from universities, and to embrace fascism…


ISBN: 978-1-78535-381-9