MICHAELBRAILEY is an electronic musician, composer and curator based between Manchester (UK) and Hamburg (DE).


His current work is born out of anxiety, attempting to calm rampant feelings associated in part with the ongoing tumultuous present. Current works for performance - often using text, screens and voices - are investigating ekphrasis and audience perception.

He has released EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' on label Astral Plane Recordings, and has performed solo (live and DJ) across the UK and Europe at Wigmore Hall (UK), Kampnagel (DE) and for crucial DIY clubnights like New Scenery (London) and Mutualism (Manchester). MICHAELBRAILEY has hosted on radio stations including NTS and ma3azef, and has been written about in publications including Dazed, FACT and AQNB.

He has received commissions from gallery FACT (Liverpool, UK), composer-performer collective Bastard Assignments (London, UK), multimedia pianist Silvia Lucas (Manchester, UK), guitarist Callum Coomber (Manchester, UK), physical performance group SHOAL (Manchester, UK) and others. He has also worked with The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, electronic artist Sam Kidel, soprano Juliet Fraser alongside ensemble The House of Bedlam, queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl and has been performed at Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Snape Maltings and elsewhere.

He curates VIRTUALLYREALITY, an events series programming adventurous new music and performance in Manchester since 2017.

He is currently studying for a Masters in Multimedia Composition with Alexander Schubert at HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg, DE).