Michael Nyman


Q Magazine -- 4 stars -- "An inspired pairing"

Oct 27th, 2009

Even for someone as loath to limit his horizons as David McAlmont, a collaboration with Michael Nyman is one from outside the box. 

McAlmont took news stories that fitted moods inspired by Nyman’s past work and turned them into lyrics. 

His soaring voice on In Rai Don Giovanni - the waspish thoughts of a philandering world leader’s wife - turns Nyman’s In Re Don Giovanni into a near neighbour of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, while Palestine, Susan Boyle and human trafficking serve as comic, saddening and desperate material elsewhere. 

An inspired pairing.

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