Atli Örvarsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Atli.
Atli Örvarsson
Born (1970-07-07) 7 July 1970 (age 44)
Origin Akureyri, Iceland
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Percussion; keys
Years active 2000–present

Atli Örvarsson (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈahtlɪ ˈœrvarsɔn]; born 7 July 1970) is an Icelandic film score composer. Atli's credits include composing and orchestrating music for some of Hollywood's biggest projects, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Angels and Demons, The Holiday, The Eagle, Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., Thick as Thieves, The Fourth Kind, and Season of the Witch. Atli's most recent credits include The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, A Single Shot, NBC series Chicago Fire, and together with Hans Zimmer contributed music to the Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of Steel.

Originally from the small town of Akureyri, Atli became established in the local music scene at a young age. He earned three platinum and two gold records as a member of the Icelandic band Sálin hans Jóns míns before studying film composing at Berklee College of Music and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He excelled in composing and was awarded the Pete Carpenter Fellowship, which brought him to Los Angeles. He began working alongside TV veteran Mike Post on NYPD Blue and three Law and Order brands. Atli soon caught the attention of composer Hans Zimmer, who extended an invitation to join his team at Remote Control Productions.


Year Title
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
2006 Six Degrees
2007 The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams
2008 Vantage Point
Babylon A.D.
2009 Thick as Thieves
The Fourth Kind
2010 Law & Order: Los Angeles
2011 Season of the Witch
The Eagle
2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
2013 Chicago Fire
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
2013 A Single Shot

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