Exhibition at 92Y Art Center

January 3, 2018

An exhibition presenting works that reconfigure, remix and reimagine items held in the public domain — or “the commons.”

Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, 92Y Art Center
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Panel and Opening Reception
Feb. 9th, 6:30pm

The panel, moderated by Meural’s Head of Curation, Poppy Simpson, brings together leading digital theorist Dr. Lev Manovich, New York Public Library CTO Tony Ageh and artist Eric Corriel  for a conversation exploring how the digital world is shaping contemporary visual culture and challenging our understanding of art, the artist, originality and ownership.

RSVP for reception / purchase panel tickets (link opens new window)

Viewing Hours
1/12 1-5pm, 1/19 1-5pm, 1/25 1-5pm, 1/28 1-5pm, 1/29 12-6pm, 2/2 2-6pm, 2/7 2-6pm

The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. Please visit 92y.org/artgallery for special viewing hours. In addition, special viewing hours can be arranged. To inquire about an appointment, please email artcenter@92y.org.

Participating Artists

  • David Galbraith
  • Eric Corriel
  • Bill Domonkos
  • Sally Gil
  • Joaquin Trujillo

Image from Fade installation, middle screen

Exhibition at Harvestworks Arts Center

April 26, 2017

David Galbraith: Trio

Trio is a multiscreen installation of abstract digital images, each a visual echo of a distinct three-note chord from a string trio score by first-generation minimalist composer Tom Johnson.

Opening reception: Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm

Hours: May 14–19th, 12–6pm

May 20-21 Sat/Sun (by appointment)

596 Broadway #602
New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130

Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

Image of Trio (2017)

Presented on four large screens, the images were created with custom software based on 288 combinations of violin, viola, and violoncello notes.

Each of the 49 notes used in Trio’s musical scale is assigned a color and a simple rectangular shape with dimensions determined by the note number. These shapes — known mathematically as ‘straight polyominoes’ — were inspired by the combinatorics at the heart of the string trio score. A note, represented by the same shape repeated either vertically or horizontally on the screen, is stacked with the two other visually translated notes to form a composite visual abstraction. Appearing architectonic yet malleable, these emergent visual compositions operate in their own realm as a series of digital paintings, one gently flowing into the next.

Galbraith’s installation continues a body of work exploring alternative relationships between sound and image enabled by software designed to cross media boundaries and form a new audiovisual composition environment.

David Galbraith: Trio is a satellite event of Creative Tech Week 2017.

Exhibition at 3LD Art & Technology Center

June 7, 2016

Emergence: Digital Art in Architecture

Galbraith presents Trio (2016) a digital video from custom software as part of a group exhibition interpreting the notion of space.

The exhibition is hosted at 3LD Art & Technology Center, a 1700-square-foot flexible production space. Six artists from New York, China Mainland, and Taiwan are invited to create an immersive environment with colors, forms, structures, patterns, symbols, movements, and images that keep emerging and growing with subtlety.

Saturday, June 18 • 4:00pm – 7:00pm

3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006

Emergence is a Digital Art Collection Club (DACC) event.

Event details

lgOpre iOS App

April 25, 2016

Create, explore and play with sound and image using lgOpre (pronounced luh GOP ruh), an app from artist and composer David Galbraith. Like his video installation artworks the app features abstract images linked to sound with a rhythmic red dot. Generate your own graphics with a synchronized melodic soundtrack using a simple touch interface.

Go to App Store download

Image of lgOpre app

lgOpre App Screenshot

Creative Tech Week Talk

March 1, 2016

Composing with Custom Software for Sound and Image: from Desktop to Mobile

Galbraith presents his new mobile app for creation of abstract image and generative sound with a simple touch interface. With a just a few taps the app creates grid-based images and a synchronized melodic soundtrack.

Event details

Creative Tech Week (CTW) Arts Hub

Thursday, May 5 • 10:15am – 10:30am

Clemente Soto Velez Center

107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

A Creative Tech Week Badge or Day Pass is required for entry to the CTW Arts Hub.

Creative Tech Week Attendee Info

Use code DavidGalbraith for discounted registration.

Exhibition on Digital Art Device and tv

February 1, 2016

On the Air

Through July 15, 2016

Caroline Benech / Dominique Blais / Elvire Bonduelle / Emiliano Bossi / Nicole Cohen / Alexandra Crouwers / Danielle Dean / Andreas Nicolas Fischer / David Galbraith / Esteban Giacono / Perry Hall / Joe Hamilton / Tyler Kline / Mark Robert Lewis / MarieVic / Emilie Pitoiset / Sabrina Ratté

On the Air Exhibition

Launching March 17 at Chez Moi Paris

Opening 7 pm, 25 rue Hérold, Paris 1er

Jean-Baptiste Charpenay-Limon will produce a new installation of innovative and smart design solutions, that for the first time will include original digital and video artworks via the DAD app for Apple TV.

Chez Moi

Performance for Ken Jacobs / Nervous Magic Lantern Festival

December 1, 2015

Padtech will perform at the Nervous Magic Lantern Festival 2016

Abstract Expressionist Cinema: Ken Jacobs / Nervous Magic Lantern Festival

Friday, January 22, 8:00 pm

The Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Ave (@2nd Street)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets available: nervous.bpt.me

Facebook event page

Padtech is a sonic duo (David Galbraith/James Galbraith) exploring structured and improvised rhythm, drone and noise using custom analog synths and percussion instruments.

Image of the band Padtech performing

David Galbraith and James Galbraith performing live at Songs for Presidents

Padtech Performance at Songs for Presidents

November 3, 2015

Padtech, my duo with James Galbraith, plays at Songs for Presidents.

Saturday, November 21, 2:00 pm

Songs for Presidents

1673 Gates Avenue (Basement)

Ridgewood, NY 11385

Transportation: L train to Myrtle Ave Station


Padtech is a sonic duo (David Galbraith/James Galbraith) exploring structured and improvised rhythm, drone and noise using custom analog synths and percussion instruments.

Our set will start the event at 2PM.

LOOP Barcelona Screening

April 29, 2015

My KenKen GS video was included in program of audiovisual works curated by Richard Garet and Barbara Held for LOOP Barcelona.

The screening presented works of David Baker-Florian Wittenburg, Blake Carrington, Melissa F. Clarke, Andrew Demirjian, David Galbraith, Lorenzo Gattorna, Sandra Gibson-Luis Recoder, Richard Garet, Andy Graydon-Kenneth Kirschner, Jim Haynes, Victoria Keddie, LoVid, Katherine Liberovskaya-Phill Niblock, David Linton, Yann Novak, Ursula Scherrer-Brian Chase, Pinkcourtesyphone, Phillip Stearns, Fernando Velazquez and Byron Westbrook.

Hyphen Hub First Anniversary October 8th

September 24, 2014

Presentation of a video work for the first anniversary celebration at Hyphen Hub.

October 8th, 7pm-12am

The Red Door
131 W. 24th Street 6th Floor
New York,  NY 10011

Free event. Advanced ticket reservation is essential.

Reserve Free Ticket

still image from 2013 video entitled Trio

still from Trio, 36:08, silent