Atli Örvarsson has been hired to score Harald Zwart's new film, The Mortal Instruments - City Of Bones, set to release on August 23rd, 2013. Atli previously worked with Zwart on The Karate Kid (2010) but was ultimately replaced by James Horner...
Among his other projects, Atli recently completed the score to the upcoming czech film Colette. He also completed in 2012 two films yet to be released : A Single Shot and Evidence. Atli also helped Hans Zimmer writing music for the upcoming Man Of Steel.
Other than film scoring, Atli has started a band, Torrek, "fusing Gaelic & Scandinavian folk elements under the umbrella of cinematic electronica" with Hilda Örvarsdóttir, the Neff brothers (who had worked with Atli on The Eagle score) and Satnam Ramgotra (regular percussionist at Remote Control).
2006, November 30
Shirley WALKER's death
Composer, arranger & conductor Shirley Walker has passed away after suffering a brain aneurism. As a composer, she started scoring in the early 80, and worked on movies like "Memoirs of an invisible man", "Escape from LA", "Final Destination" & "Willard".
She worked with many composers as orchestrator, arranger & conductor, like Danny Elfman(Edward's scissorhands, Batman & Dick Tracy).
What's more, her talent served Hans ZIMMER on the amazing scores :
CHICAGO JOE & THE SHOWGIRL (Co-composer), BLACK RAIN (Conductor, Orchestrator), BIRD ON A WIRE (Conductor, Orchestrator), DAYS OF THUNDER (Conductor, Orchestrator), PACIFIC HEIGHTS (Conductor, Orchestrator), BACKDRAFT (Conductor, Orchestrator), A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Conductor), RADIO FLYER (Conductor, Orchestrator), TOYS (Conductor, Orchestrator)
A really great talent has gone, Hans-ZIMMER.com's team would like to present its gratitude for her great work on film Music, and her precious help on scores we really love. All our thoughts go to her family and friends.
For the first time on Film, 'Sanctuary : Lisa Gerrard' (directed by Clive Collier) is an intimate portrait of Lisa Gerrard who shares her deepest most creative and emotional insights on all aspects of her life, beliefs and career.
=> Part 2 for our press conference with John POWELL in Ghent
=> Part 3 for the Soundtrack.net interview with Hans ZIMMER
2006, November 01
Bruce FOWLER scores for Robert DE NIRO
Composer Marcelo Zarvos and the famous Hans ZIMMER's orchestrator replace composer James HORNER on the next Robert De Niro's film, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, due to "creative differences" between the composer and the director.