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.

Most recently, he has created the guided meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT Liverpool and guitarist Callum Coomber. Other recent projects include the generative video piece 'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' commissioned by composer-performers Bastard Assignments and made in collaboration with machine learning specialist Laura Ibáñez, and EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' released on label Astral Plane Recordings.


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, multimedia pianist Silvia Lucas, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, electronic artist Sam Kidel, soprano Juliet Fraser, ensemble The House of Bedlam and queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl. He has performed (or been performed) at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Snape Maltings (UK); Kampnagel, LICHTHOF Theater (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.