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).
2009, September 30
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Lorne BALFE & Atli Örvarsson nominated at the World Soundtrack Awards
The World Soundtrack Academy released the list of nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery 2009, including composer Lorne BALFE for his work on Crying with Laughter and Atli Örvarsson for his Babylon A.D.'s score. The name of the winner will be announced on October 17 at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, the closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival.
Some composers work in isolation, while some lead teams of writers and orchestrators who help complete their vision. Whether they're scoring huge Hollywood features or smaller indie films, they all have their own methods of working with their production teams. Each has the same goal -- to put the final storytelling stamp on a film.
"The musicians are the last actors on a movie," says Hans Zimmer, veteran composer of such blockbusters as the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy and "Batman Begins" as well as the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes."...