MICHAELBRAILEY is an electronic musician, composer and curator based between Manchester (UK) and Hamburg (DE). His current work - often foregrounding text, screens and voices - filters contemporary anxiety through themes including genealogy, lossy data transfer, body tension, ecology, ekphrasis and Love.
Most recently, he has released EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' on label Astral Plane Recordings, with accompanying music video premiered by AQNB. Other recent projects include the guided meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT Liverpool and guitarist Callum Coomber, and the generative video piece 'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' commissioned by composer-performers Bastard Assignments and made in collaboration with AI developer Laura Ibáñez.
Michael has hosted on radio stations including NTS and ma3azef, and has been written about in publications including Dazed, FACT and Soul Feeder. He has also worked with multimedia pianist Silvia Lucas (Manchester, UK), physical performance group SHOAL (Manchester, UK), The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, electronic artist Sam Kidel, soprano Juliet Fraser, ensemble The House of Bedlam, queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl and has performed (or been performed) at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Snape Maltings, Kampnagel (DE) 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).