Most of his musical output veers from the mainstream and has been difficult to categorize (WIRE magazine has reviewed two of his albums in their “Outer Limits” section).
Most of Michael’s guitar playing relies on improvisation and is usually extended by electronic effects, midi, and livelooping techniques, sometimes using the classical „Frippertronics“ method based on tape delay.
His solo works contain ambient/experimental guitar music, but also sound collages, algorithmic music, and field recordings.
He has played in punk bands, ambient projects, avant rock bands, and open improvisational groups.
Michael has organized three international livelooping festivals in Cologne and a number of experimental guitar evenings, collaborating with other guitarists. He has performed on livelooping festivals in Europe and the US.