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MICHAELBRAILEY is a producer, composer and vocalist from Exeter, UK, currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Larry Goves, under scholarship and as a recipient of the RNCM's Grindon/Dearden Prize For Composition (2016). He is also the curator of VIRTUALLYREALITY, an event series dedicated to the championing and commissioning of new electronic and acoustic music from composers and producers alike.
His vast musical output has been recognised by organisations and individuals including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, regarding him as Principal Composer in 2014, Seattle-based record label Hush Hush Records with the releases ‘Pericardial’ (2014) and 'Weekend' (2016), pioneering independent radio station KEXP, Los Angeles-based producer Kastle with the THUMP-supported 2016 single 'The Future', and by the London-based record label Nonclassical as a DJ and remixer.
MICHAELBRAILEY's signature electronic sound is highly personal, mixing intimate, digitally-degraded piano lines with distorted, panoramic synths, whilst delicate ASMR-like jitters and fragile falsetto lyrics glisten on top, and smouldering bass - kicks, groans and cataclysms - move beneath.
His concert music usually features acoustic instruments and often incorporates electronic sound or uses technology to inhibit, extend or mediate soloistic performance and ensemble interaction. It has been performed by ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and The Aurora Orchestra in venues across the UK. These include the Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Sage Gateshead, Whitworth Art Gallery, The Royal College of Music and Birmingham Symphony Hall, as well as part of the New Music North West Festival 2015 at The Royal Northern College of Music.