Joachim Ody, born in 1952 in Wiesbaden, is active since 1975 in the print-journalism. Numerous contributions in different publications from the areas of film and music. Since 1980 regular activities as a free journalist in he music magazine "Spex“. Member in the Cologne Society for new music (KGNM), from 2007 to 2009 there in the board of directors active. Since 2008 curation of the series "Tonspuren“ of the KGNM. Lives and works in Cologne.