It was on “The Tree Of Life” that composer Hanan Townshend first entered the sphere of Terence Malick. One of his pieces, “Eternal Pulse,” was featured in the soundtrack, and he has since become a regular collaborator with the director. Townshend scored Malick’s next feature, “To The Wonder,” and now he’s back to do the same on the upcoming “Knight Of Cups.”
Starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and a huge ensemble of actors, the film chronicles one man’s search for himself in the empty industry of Hollywood. And below, we have an exclusive listen to two of Townshend’s tracks for the film — “Water Theme No. 1” and “Distress” — providing an evocative backdrop for Malick’s film of spiritual and personal musings.
The 17-track soundtrack for “Knight Of Cups” features a total of 10 works from Townshend, along with pieces from Wojciech Kilar, Edward Grieg, and Claude Debussy, plus songs from Pakistani artist Nahid Akhtar, and electronic act Bosco Delrey.
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“Knight Of Cups” opens on March 4th, and soundtrack will be released digitally on the same day, followed by the CD on March 25th via Milan Records.
“Knight Of Cups” Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. Fantasy On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis – Ralph Vaughn Williams
2. Exodus (Excerpt) – Wojciech Kilar
3. Water Theme No.1 – Hanan Townshend
4. The Death of Ase From Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op. 46 (Excerpt) – Edward Grieg
5. Spirals – Hanan Townshend
6. The Pilgrim – Hanan Townshend
7. Distress – Hanan Townshend
8. Solveig’s Song From Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op. 55 – Edward Grieg
9. Water Theme No.2 – Hanan Townshend
10. Thomas Tallis Theme – Hanan Townshend
11. 6 Epigraphes Antiques: Pour L’Egyptienne (Excerpt) – Claude Debussy
12. Exodus (Wojciech Kilar) – Hanan Townshend
13. Fortune – Hanan Townshend
14. Ashtray Wasp – Hanan Townshend
15. Water Theme No. 3 – Hanan Townshend
16. Dilbar Dilbara Mera – Nahid Akhtar
17. Cool Out – Bosco Delrey