Seattle musician, video artist and programmer David Golightly is a founding member of Seattle rock band Midday Veil and member of the Portable Shrines collective.. He also performs regularly with his partner, Seattle artist and musician Emily Pothast. By day, he writes code for Substantial.

Prior to moving to Seattle, he studied 2000-2001 at the University of Mainz, Germany; participated in the Karlheinz Stockhausen Courses Kuerten 2000, the 2001 Arbeitstagung of the Institut fuer Neue Musik und Musikerziehung Darmstadt, and Denmark's Intuitive Music Conference 2000. Completed Bachelor of Music Composition with minor in German, University of Louisville School of Music 2002.