João Pedro Cachopo teaches Philosophy of Music at the NOVA University Lisbon. He is a member of the CESEM (Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music), where he coordinates the Critical Theory and Communication Research Group, and a collaborator of IFILNOVA. His interests include the intersection of aesthetics, politics and technology, the interplay between the arts, and issues of performance, dramaturgy and remediation.
He is the author of The Digital Pandemic: Imagination in Times of Isolation (Bloomsbury, 2022), originally published as A Torção dos Sentidos: Pandemia e Remediação Digital in Portugal (Documenta, 2020) and Brazil (Elefante 2021). The book version of his PhD dissertation on Theodor W. Adorno’s aesthetics, Verdade e Enigma: Ensaio sobre o pensamento estético de Adorno (Vendaval 2013), received the Portuguese PEN Club Award in the First Work category in 2014. He is the co-editor of Rancière and Music (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), Estética e Política entre as Artes (Edições 70, 2017) and Pensamento Crítico Contemporâneo (Edições 70, 2014). His work has also appeared in international journals such as The Opera Quarterly, New German Critique and Sound Stage Screen, as well as in collective volumes, such as The Routledge Companion of Music and Modern Literature. He has translated into Portuguese Georges Didi-Huberman, Jacques Rancière and Theodor W. Adorno.
Between 2017 and 2019, he was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Chicago. He taught as a Visiting Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2016), the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2016) and the Universidade de Brasília (2022). He was also a visiting scholar at the Universität Potsdam (2008), Université Paris 8 (2009), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2010), University of Durham (2012) and Columbia University in the City of New York (2015). He presented his work in Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, the USA and the UK.