Alex Chadwick at NPR:
Renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting has unveiled a new project with an unexpected new partner — acclaimed American composer Philip Glass. Their collaboration is Life: A Journey Through Time, a multimedia presentation that’s a feast for both the eyes and ears.
The genesis of the project was sparked years ago while Lanting was taking pictures of horseshoe crabs — a life form that has remained basically unchanged over hundreds of millions of years. Lanting realized that the creatures offer a window into the past, and that there exist many other examples of how time tempers the shape of life on Earth, and how the Earth is in turn changed by the life it harbors.