Geeta Dayal is a noted arts critic and journalist, and a leading voice on music, art, technology and culture.
She is well known for deeply researched, thoughtful investigations into the history of 20th century music. She has written extensively for major publications in the US and abroad, including The Guardian, Wired, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, Slate, Frieze, Artforum, 4Columns, and the Wire. Possessing a scientific background, including training at M.I.T., she applies a unique lens to writing on subjects including experimental music in America after World War II, sound art, early synthesizer technology, new media art, popular music in South Asia, and the history of electronic sound. She specializes in exploring complex subjects in an approachable way, while retaining nuance and detail.
She is the author of a critically acclaimed book on Brian Eno, Another Green World, which was published by Bloomsbury. Her essays also appear in anthologies published by Oxford, Faber & Faber, Simon & Schuster, and more. A new book, an anthology of her writings over the past twenty years, will be published in the near future.
She has spoken at many major arts museums and venues worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Frieze Art Fair. She is a frequent speaker on radio, appearing on shows for NPR and the BBC, and has taught at several universities. She holds three degrees, including two undergraduate degrees from M.I.T., in brain and cognitive science and in humanities, and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School.
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