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  • Born

    7 July 1970 (age 47)

Atli Örvarsson has emerged as one of Hollywood’s newest breakout composers, receiving critical acclaim for his scores to The Eagle, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Vantage Point, Season of the Witch, The Fourth Kind, and Babylon A.D., which earned him a nomination for the World Soundtrack Academy's ‘Discovery of the Year’ Award. Atli has also contributed music to several major motion pictures including Angels & Demons, The Simpsons Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and The Holiday. His television credits include Law & Order: LA, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and currently, NBC’s new hit drama Chicago Fire.

Originally from Iceland, Atli earned three Platinum and two Gold records as a member of the band Sálin Hans Jóns Míns before moving to the US to further his studies. After graduating from Berklee College of Music and attaining a masters in Film Composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Atli relocated to Los Angeles to work alongside TV music legend, Mike Post. After several successful seasons, Atli went on to pursue an independent career and soon after, was invited by Hans Zimmer to join Remote Control Productions, where he continues to keep his studio.

Atli currently divides his time between Santa Monica and Iceland.

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