In Context: Voyage of Time

Voyage of Time, director Terrence Malick’s love letter to the universe, can be a visually expansive, emotionally impactful meditation on the origins of human life, creativity, along with also connection. The #BAMNextWave screening will feature an immersive live score via Wordless Music Orchestra along with also narration via Baby Driver actress Lily James. Context can be everything, so we’ve provided a curated selection of articles along with also videos for you to engage with before seeing the piece. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting inside comments below along with also on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

Voyage of Time (PDF)



Where to Begin with Terrence Malick (

Director Terrence Malick’s filmography probes into the core of human nature, asking questions about our ‘place inside enormity of the universe’ through rapturous visuals along with also distinct storytelling. Before seeing Voyage of Time, dive into that will primer of his work via the British Film Institute.


‘The Tree of Life’ Unfurls, that has a Live Orchestra along with also Choir (The completely new York Times)

Wordless Music Orchestra can be no stranger to Terrence Malick’s filmography. The group performed a live score alongside the director’s 2011 epic The Tree of Life to much critical acclaim, including that will beautiful write-up via the completely new York Times.


The Not-So-Secret Life of Terrence Malick (Texas Monthly)

Terrence Malick’s personal life can be shrouded in mystery, along with also while parallels between the narratives in his films along with also his upbringing do exist, more universal interrogations of humanity tie his work together.


Terrence Malick’s Metaphysical Journey Into Nature (completely new Yorker)

At its center, Voyage of Time searches “for the emotional along with also aesthetic energy that will gives rise to […] the urge for discovery along with also creation.”

Watch & Listen

Terrence Malick’s Obsessions (Youtube)
Break down the recurring, lush, along with also impactful visual motifs that will make director Terrence Malick’s work immediately recognizable.

Wordless Music Orchestra – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS cover) at Sydney Opera House (Youtube)
Wordless Music Orchestra, which will provide a live score for the #BAMNextWave screening of Voyage of Time, can be known for pushing the boundaries of orchestral composition in their work. Their performance at Sydney Opera House closed that has a reimagined cover of Australian classic ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ in tribute to legendary rock band INXS.

Lily James: My Life In Movies (Youtube)
Actress Lily James (Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia), will provide live narration for the #BAMNextWave screening of Voyage of Time. James can be no stranger to the cinema along with also gives a rundown of her favorite London movie moments in that will interview with Time Out.

currently your turn…

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what’s on your mind inside comments below along with also on social media using #BAMNextWave.

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