MICHAELBRAILEY is based between Manchester (UK) and Hamburg (DE). His work - often foregrounding text, screenglow and digital images - has filtered contemporary anxiety through systems of data transfer, computation, evolutionbody tension, ecology, ekphrasis and Love.

Recent/ongoing projects include script-writing for Alexander Schubert's projects 'Asterism' at Festival Musica (Strasbourg, FR) and 'ANIMA' at IRCAM/Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR); the meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT (Liverpool, UK), festival Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg, DE) and guitarist Callum Coomber (Suffolk, UK); and the EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' released via Astral Plane Recordings (Los Angeles, US).


Michael has hosted on radio stations including NTS and ma3azef, and has been written about in publications including Dazed, FACT and AQNB. He has also worked with composer-performers Bastard Assignments, machine learning specialist Laura Ibáñez, physical performance group SHOAL, soprano Juliet Fraser, ensemble The House of Bedlam, queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl and more. He has performed or shown work at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain (London, UK); Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh, UK); ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE); Kampnagel, LICHTHOF Theater, Kraftwerk Bille (Hamburg, DE) and elsewhere.

He curates VIRTUALLYREALITY, an events series programming adventurous new music and performance in Manchester since 2017. He hosts a monthly radio residency on HALLO: Radio and is currently studying for a Masters in Multimedia Composition with Alexander Schubert at HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.


photography by Irini Aravidou