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, The Boston Globe, Slate, Frieze, Artforum, and NPR.
She is well known for deeply researched, thoughtful investigations into the history of music and technology in the 20th century. She is the author of a critically acclaimed book on Brian Eno, Another Green World, which was published by Bloomsbury. A new book, an anthology of her writings over the past 20 years, will be published in the near future.
She has spoken at many major museums and festivals worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Frieze Art Fair, and is a frequent speaker on radio, appearing on shows for NPR, the BBC, and the CBC.
She holds three degrees, including two undergraduate degrees from M.I.T. and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. She has taught courses at several schools, including UC Berkeley, SUNY, and Fordham, and has given lectures at numerous universities, 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 also organized and curated 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.