“an intriguing alliance of soul and classical forms”
Out in the City -- 4 stars -- "The Glare...well-crafted, heartstring-tugging, quietly beautiful little gems"
The music, as you’d expect, is beautiful, as is the singing…
“the chemistry clicks instantly between composer and soulman”
“An inspiring pairing”
Mojo Magazine -- 4 stars -- Britain's foremost modern classicist, meet Britain's foremost ambidextrous singer
Britain’s foremost modern classicist, meet Britain’s foremost ambidextrous singer. Four stars.
The Glare World Premier at Union Chapel, October 24th 2009
Can’t be faulted for ambition or execution
As one of Britain’s most dramatic male vocalists, David McAlmont may have found the perfect bedfellow in classical composer, Michael Nyman, the man responsible for the film score to the Piano.
Hi-Fi Choice -- 4 stars -- "McAlmont's lyrics meld and chime with the sumptuous, memorable melodies"
Britain’s leading contemporary composer and one of our most expressively soulful pop vocalists lower the barrier between classical and popular music as David McAlmont selects his favourite pieces from Michael Nyman’s long career and adds lyrics based on news stories.
Scotland on Sunday feature article -- David McAlmont tells Andrew Eaton why he is giving a voice to the names behind the news with help from Michael Nyman
If the idea of a black, gay Englishman, singing “in character” as Susan Boyle, raises your eyebrows, you need to hear the rest of The Glare.
The Guardian feature article -- The Glare -- Hear all about it. Composer Michael Nyman and singer David McAlmont have joined forces – plundering news stories for their new album
Composer Michael Nyman and singer David McAlmont have joined forces – plundering news stories for their new album.