Speaking Sound Program Series

What is sound art? In this lecture, Geeta Dayal will present the fascinating and interwoven histories of sound art and 20th-century experimental music and discuss the nature of sound––its transitory, elusive, and mysterious qualities, and why it holds so much power.

Geeta Dayal is a journalist and critic, writing on experimental music, art, technology, and culture. She has written more than a thousand articles and reviews for major publications including The Guardian, Wired, The Boston Globe, Frieze, Slate, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and The Wire.

Free and open to all. 

Access details can be found at bemiscenter.org/access.

The Speaking Sound program series is supported, in part, by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Additional support provided by Jamie and Ted Friedland.


  • Occurred Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Davina Schrier

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.