Michael Cutting is a Manchester-based composer and performer, one half of the experimental pop duo KINDER MECCANO and founder of the group Almost Credible Music. Michael creates music with acoustic instruments and analogue devices. Derived from experiments with reel-to-reel tape machines, his work is characterised by warped loops, lo-fi noise and an emphasis on the theatricality of performance.
Michael's solo output ranges from electronic releases to multimedia performances, works for symphony orchestra to semi-improvised live sets, and has been presented in numerous festivals across Europe - Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Klangspuren (Austria), AHEAD Festival (Lithuania), Manifeste Academy (France), SPOR Festival (Denmark) and Heidelberger Frühling (Germany), in venues from the Royal Festival Hall to Cafe Oto, Royaumont Abbey to Rotherhithe Tunnel Shaft. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, NTS Manchester, Lake Radio (Denmark), LRT Radijas (Lithuania) and is released on the NMC and Ono record labels.
Aside from composing and performing, Michael also co-curates nights such as the sonic weekender OHNO in Cafe Oto in 2014, and Flatpack (a UK and Danish tour) in 2016. He gives private tuition in composition, piano and violin.Michael studied music composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, and is now completing a PhD at Kings College London.