LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia work that merges art and science, photography and music. It represents the culmination of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting’s six-year journey of photographic discovery that parallels new scientific insights about the evolution of life on Earth. The result is a lyrical interpretation of life on our planet, from its earliest beginnings to its present diversity. From prehistoric trilobites to giant tortoises, delicate jellies to spiny octopus trees, and from erupting volcanoes to shimmering coral reefs, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a testament to the magical beauty and enduring miracle of life on Earth.
Lanting’s breathtaking images are exquisitely choreographed by visual designer and editor Alexander Nichols, to orchestral music by composer Philip Glass. The Glass score is comprised of seven sections adapted from works originally composed for smaller ensembles or solo instruments, and now presented for the first time in arrangements for full orchestra.
The presentation uses an Alcorn McBride DVM-4 and V2+ show controller to display and synchronize the multimedia images.
A 48-foot projection screen fills with Lanting’s imagery, as Glass’ music creates the emotional underpinnings of this celebration of LIFE: A Journey Through Time.