Geeta Dayal

Signal and Noise: A Brief History of Electronic Music

Geeta Dayal is an arts critic and journalist who has been covering the intersections between sound, culture, and technology for a decade. She has written hundreds of articles and reviews for major publications, including Wired, Frieze, Cabinet, The Wire, The Village Voice, Bookforum, The New York Times, Print, and many more. Her first book, Another Green World, on the musician Brian Eno, was published by Continuum in 2009. Her essays appear in several anthologies on music, including The New Grove Dictionary of Music (Oxford, 2013), Loops (Faber, 2009), The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (Zer0, 2009), The Pitchfork 500 (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and Marooned (Da Capo, 2007). She is a recent recipient of a major grant from Creative Capital / The Andy Warhol Foundation in the Arts Writers Program. She holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT (2001) and a master’s degree from Columbia (2003). She is currently based in San Francisco, and is at work on a new book, on sound and technology in the 1950s.