Geeta Dayal is a noted journalist and critic who has written extensively on music, art, technology and culture for the past two decades. She has contributed to many major publications, including The Guardian, Wired, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Slate, Billboard, The Boston Globe, Frieze, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Wire, Artforum, and NPR.
She holds two undergraduate degrees from M.I.T. and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. She has taught at several universities, including UC Berkeley, and has given lectures at numerous schools, including Brown University, Columbia University, M.I.T., Carnegie-Mellon University, Pomona College, Boston College, Berklee School of Music, Northeastern University, UC Santa Cruz, CalArts, CCA, Worcester Polytechnic, the University of Iowa, and NYU.
She has spoken at many major museums and festivals worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Frieze Art Fair, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum for Contemporary Art, and the CTM Festival. She is a frequent commentator on radio, appearing on shows for NPR, the BBC, and the CBC.
A collection of her writings on music over the past 20 years will be published soon. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Another Green World, published by Bloomsbury.
In addition to her work as a writer, she curates and organizes festivals and concerts. Most recently, she created the Music for India benefit concert series, featuring Terry Riley and many other prominent composers and musicians, which raised nearly $20,000 for urgent COVID medical relief in India.
If you are interested in supporting her work, you can do so directly through Patreon.