Atli Örvarsson

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Atli Örvarsson
Born (1970-07-07) 7 July 1970 (age 49)
OriginAkureyri, Iceland
GenresFilm scores
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor, musician, songwriter
InstrumentsPercussion; keys
Years active2000–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 & 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 & 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 & 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[1]
2006 Six Degrees
2007 The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams
2008 Vantage Point[1]
Babylon A.D.[1]
2009 Thick as Thieves
The Fourth Kind
2010 Law & Order: Los Angeles
2011 Season of the Witch
The Eagle[2]
2012— Chicago Fire[3][4]
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Additional Music By David Fleming)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones(Additional Music By David Fleming)
A Single Shot (Additional Music By David Fleming)
2014— Chicago P.D.[3]
2015— Chicago Med[5]
2015 The Perfect Guy (co-composed With David Fleming)
2015 Hrútar (Rams)[3]
2016 Bilal (Additional music By Claudio Olachea)
2017- The Edge of Seventeen (Additional Music By Claudio Olachea & Score Produced By Hans Zimmer)
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard (Additional Music By Dmitri Golovko & Claudio Olachea)
2018 How It Ends (Additional Music By Claudio Olachea)


  1. ^ a b c "Atli Örvarsson: Rising Star Composers". ASCAP. 1 September 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ Florino, Rick (10 March 2011). "Atli Örvarsson Talks Scoring "The Eagle"". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Levine, Sydney (18 February 2016). "'Rams' Composer Atli Örvarsson Wins Best Film Score at the 2016 HARPA Awards". IndieWire. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Credits". Chicago Fire. NBC. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Credits". Chicago Med. NBC. Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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