Geeta Dayal

is creating articles and books about vintage electronic music, art and tech

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Hi! I'm Geeta. I'm a writer focusing on the outer reaches of music and culture. I've written thousands of articles and reviews on a wide range of subjects, ranging from electronic music to art to neuroscience to robotics, for major publications including The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired, Slate, Spin, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Frieze. I also wrote a critically acclaimed book about Brian Eno called Another Green World. 

The current economics of journalism -- with its emphasis on clickbait and maximizing page views -- is hostile to those of us who specialize in long, cerebral explorations of the fringes of human endeavor. I can keep doing high quality writing about music, if the readers who care about this stuff pitch in. 

Supporting my work on Patreon gains you access to a growing archive of intriguing materials I've written, which have never been seen before. Some of these you can unlock on my Patreon page, and others -- like lengthy interviews with key figures in music -- can be read on a secret section of my website, using a password that will be sent to you: http://theoriginalsoundtrack.com/exclusive-material/

Unearthing the fascinating history of electronic music -- from the 1940s onwards -- is my specialty. I've gone out of my way to do interviews with hundreds of composers, artists, and musicians. I've interviewed synthesizer inventors, hackers, and famous science fiction authors. You can read through some of the hundreds of articles I've written on a wide variety of subjects here. The common thread running through all of my best work is that I've always taken the path of most resistance -- to go several steps further, to dig deeper than what's readily available. To not just repeat what's already out there, but to add new research to the world, and new ideas. 

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