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).
Geoff Zanelli is one of today's most promising talents in the film music world. Working alongside Hans Zimmer at RCP he has been living the success story of separating himself as one of the premiere voices in the score industry. Geoff is an Emmy Award winning composer who has done a number of solo projects such as Outlander, Disturbia, Hitman, Ghost Town & House Of D. He also scored the miniseries Into The West, which won him his Emmy. I recently got the chance to ask Geoff some questions about his work on the highly anticipated HBO miniseries The Pacific. He along with Blake Neely and Hans Zimmer were in charge of the emotional backbone of the series also known as the score.
"I am not an artist" - An Interview with Hans Zimmer
A conversation with a composer like Hans Zimmer is a dream come true for every film music critic. I finally made it, even if my patience was tested due to mails asking me to postpone the interview even a bit further. You can forgive somebody who is so busy with his projects and preparations for the Oscar night. Especially that finally, a few nights before the Academy Awards, it was done. Internet connection let me forget that the composer resides and works in California, thousand miles from me in Poland. For almost an hour I could talk with Hans about his old and new projects, what he thinks of Christopher Nolan and other directors and what he thinks of the art of film music. You can read about all of this in this interview.