Young composer answers mysterious add and becomes the "go-to" composer for famed Director Terrence Malick
As a student Townshend answered an add looking for a composer to work with a "celebrated" director. Once they met their friendship was instant and their first collaboration resulted in the lauded Tree of Life, followed by To The Wonder. Last march he premiered Knight of Cups in Los Angeles; this month the rising composer unveils his two latest projects with Malick, the long awaited metaphysical journey into nature, Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, and the dramatic The Vessel. Wether you love them or hate them there's no doubt that
Malick entrusted Townshend with the task of creating the score for his long awaited passion project: Voyage of Time: Life's Journey. The film, which took 20 years in the making, was a major feat for Townshend, but his connection to Terrence led him steadily to the realization of a sphinx-like soundtrack that does not disappoint.
In Malick’s documentary debut Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, the filmmaker has realized a vision and a goal going back many years—an exploration of the universe and all creation, from the sun, to the stars, to the depths of the ocean, and the far-out reaches of space. Cate Blanchett narrates the feature.