Malick has enlisted Hanan Townshend to score the upcoming movie, bringing in a relatively fresh face after working with folks like Alexandre Desplat, James Horner and Hans Zimmer on his last few films. However, Townshend was already very familiar with how Malick works. One of his pieces, "Eternal Pulse," was featured in the soundtrack to "The Tree Of Life," and he performed on a number of tunes as well, and clearly the director liked what he heard to bring him back. Of course, who knows what other pieces of music Malick might bring into the fray, but this is a big step up for Townshend who has largely worked on smaller, lesser known indie flicks until now.
Anyhow, check out his composer reel below -- is it just us, or is that opening school sequence from "The Tree Of Life" a sorta deleted/extended scene? -- along with a playlist of his various works. "To The Wonder" screens at Venice and TIFF in the coming weeks.