Screenings at the Parrish Art Museum

February 15, 2013

I am participating in two screenings at the Parrish Art Museum in March.

As the Eye is Formed
Juried Video Screening
Friday, March 1, 2013 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Friday, March 29, 2013 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
$10 | Free for Members, Children & Students

Co-presented with Hamptons International Film Festival
Juried by Peter Campus

Moving images have become our first language, and as such, affect the way we make meaning and perceive the world. What constitutes a movie is no longer stable or simple to define. As the Eye is Formed is a juried screening that surveys recent developments in moving image art, selected by one of video art’s most enduring and significant practitioners, Peter Campus. Works in this program push the boundaries of cinema, and may be abstract, generative, data-driven, animated, or include other hybrid techniques that are emblematic of our increasingly digital culture. Video by the following artists have been selected:

Aaron Bowles
Ahmet Civelek
Solange Fabiao
David Galbraith
Neil Goldberg
Theresa Hackett
Amber Heaton
Peter Macapia
Jason Mitcham
Alexandra Momin
Joe Nanashe
David Weiner
Roger Welch
Sheri Wills

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976
T 631-283-2118

Michael Asher New York Memorial

February 1, 2013

I am honored to be an organizer and speaker for this celebration of the life and work of Michael Asher (1943 – 2012).

image of Invitation for Michael Asher New York memorial

Celebration of the Life and Work of Michael Asher

Performance at Judson Memorial Church

November 21, 2012

Non-place / place
A sonic exchange in form of a multi-channel sound installation and a concert.
Organized by Daniel Neumann and Gill Arno and featuring international phonographers and local sound artists and musicians at Judson Memorial Church as part of the Ear to the Earth 2012.

Monday, November 26
2-8pm installation with slow live alterations
8pm concert

55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Participants (lineup in progress)

Andrew Lafkas, Barry Weisblat, Ben Owen, Dave Ruder, David Galbraith, Jason Brogan, Jennifer Grossman, Madeleine Shapiro, Richard Kamerman, Tyler Wilcox, Theres Wegmann (graphic design), Wolfgang Gil (programming)

Alan Courtis (Argentina), Bernd Schurer (Switzerland), Ernst Karel (U.S.), Estherb (Canada), Gil Sanson (Venezuela), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland/Germany), Jason Kahn (U.S./Switzerland), Joda Clément (Canada), John Grzinich (U.S./Estonia), Jordan Paul (U.S.), Martin Janicek (Czech Republic), Pali Mersault (France), Patrick Franke (Germany), Patrick McGinley (U.S./Estonia), Sebastien Roux (France), Simon Whetham (United Kingdom)

Arno and Neumann receive recordings from multiple international phonographers that deal with the concept of Non-place as articulated by Marc Augé. These recordings are cataloged and arranged into a complex acoustic topology inside the Judson Memorial Church. The installation will run in the afternoon and subsequently function as the starting point and the environment of the evening concert.

image of Non-place / place at Judson Memorial Church

Sound installation before evening concert

Wave Farm Residency Photos

October 14, 2012

John Cage Reflections (sound excerpt)

October 11, 2012

John Cage Reflections (excerpt)
sound, 2012
excerpt duration: 3:15
duration of complete work: 33:44

Listen to

This excerpt is taken from the broadcast premiere of John Cage Reflections on Sept. 22, 2012 at Wave Farm in Acra, NY as part of 120 Hours for John Cage, a John Cage centennial program organized by free103point9 and the John Cage Trust.

John Cage Reflections is a work that combines spoken word with a live performance of Cage’s Cartridge Music. An actor inspired by Cage’s speaking voice reads text adapted from a 1972 interview with Cage later published as “Reflections of a Progressive Composer on a Damaged Society.” David Galbraith and James Galbraith perform the Duet for Cymbal version of Cartridge Music. Since both the voice and electroacoustic parts were composed using the Cartridge Music chance procedures involving graphical shapes and transparencies with dots, circles, lines and a circle marked like a stop-watch, the parts will at times overlap and compete volume-wise. Cartridge Music was included in the David Tudor 39th birthday concert in 1965, and on the program for a John Cage 75th birthday public performance in New York.  “Cage was the first composer (with his Cartridge Music of 1960) to realize the potential of an electronic music made live in the concert hall,” wrote Michael Nyman in his book Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond.

John Cage Reflections radio broadcast

September 5, 2012

John Cage Reflections is a new work for radio broadcast that is included in free103point9′s John Cage Centennial program, 120 Hours for John Cage.

The work will premiere on September 22, 2012 at 4PM with a live on-air performance in conjunction with my residency at Wave Farm in Acra, NY. Following the performance will be a discussion of the work and playlist of related music and sound art.

For a description of the work visit

free103point9 Online Radio
Acra, NY

WGXC 90.7-FM: Hands-on Radio
90.7-FM and
Tune in to hear this show.

John Cage Reflections work image

John Cage Reflections



Total Styrene: Breakdown

August 8, 2012

A performance event organized by Michael Mahalchick and Lizzie Scott. Featuring work by Lizzie Scott, Becca Albee Marcos Rosales, and David Galbraith. Nikki Calonge and Marisa Lark Wallin performing.

Wed. August 8, 7-9 p.m.

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

54 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002


LUMEN 2012

May 21, 2012

My single-channel video Composition 2010 ETC was selected for LUMEN 2012.

It will be screened on the Main Stage along with 11 other works in a continuous loop (45 min. loop time).





LUMEN 2012


50 + Artists Transform Mountains of Gleaming White Salt, Derelict Historic Buildings, and the Industrial Waterfront 

of Staten Island into a Surreal and Spectacular Luminous Playground  

Presented by Council On the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI)

Curated by Christopher Eamon


Free and open to the public.

15 Minute Walk from SI Ferry + Free Bus Shuttle. Bicycle Valet courtesy Transportation Alternatives.

NewIdeas MusicSeries #17 at Pianos, 2/21

February 8, 2012

Promotional poster for NewIdeas MusicSeries 'Collaborations' at Pianos

flyer graphics include detail images from my 2008 installation, lgOpre

NewIdeas MusicSeries is partnering up with Opalnest to present the 17th edition of the avant-garde music programme, illuminating duo artist collaborations. These performances are presented by curators Michael Vincent Waller and Helen Homan Wu.


730PM Doors
800PM Sabisha Friedberg + David Galbraith
900PM Keiko Uenishi + Richard Garet
950PM Stephen Vitiello + Taylor Deupree



Produced by NewIdeas MusicSeries & Opalnest

KenKen GS installation at Gridspace

April 14, 2011

KenKen GS installation interior view

KenKen GS (interior view)
Installation at Gridspace, Brooklyn, NY
April, 2011. Photo: Paul McGeiver






KenKen GS is a new installation work that continues Galbraith’s exploration of a tightly-coupled yet non-linear and generative relationship between image and sound.

The work’s compositional basis includes the structure and expanded numerical content of four KenKen puzzles, historical color scales that propose different mappings from musical pitch to color hue, and 15 resonant acoustic frequencies taken from various locations within Gridspace.

KenKen GS is generated in real-time by custom software, and features abstract graphics formatted with reference to the wooden grid of 12 two-foot-square “cubicles” normally used for exhibitions at the Gridspace storefront gallery. The piece has a linear temporal structure and loops after the 19-minute video animation sequence completes.

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