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

Recent projects include script-writing for an oracular AI character as part of Alexander Schubert's 'Asterism' at Festival Musica Strasbourg; the guided live/online meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT Liverpool, festival Hauptsache Frei and guitarist Callum Coomber; and the generative video piece 'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' commissioned by composer-performers Bastard Assignments and made in collaboration with machine learning specialist Laura Ibáñez.


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 physical performance group SHOAL, label Astral Plane Recordings, electronic artist Sam Kidel, soprano Juliet Fraser, ensemble The House of Bedlam, queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl and more. He has performed, been performed or exhibited 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 is currently studying for a Masters in Multimedia Composition with Alexander Schubert at HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.