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Atli Örvarsson

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Interview with Atli Örvarsson

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Our Interview with Atli Örvarsson (2011-06-09)


29 Sep 2021

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Interview With Atli Örvarsson

Cinematic Sound Radio - Soundtracks From Films, TV and Video Games

On today’s show, Jason Drury interviews composer Atli Örvarsson. Originally from the small town of Akureyri, Atli Örvarsson 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 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. Soon after that, Atli met composer Hans Zimmer, who extended an invitation to join his team at Remote Control Studios. Atli’s accolades include winning the HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award for his acclaimed score to Rams, several ASCAP & BMI Film & TV Music Awards, a “Breakthrough of the Year” nomination with the IFMCA Awards in 2009, plus he was nominated for the prestigious World Soundtrack Academy’s “Discovery of the Year Award” for his score for Babylon A.D in 2009 and his score for Ploey: You Never Fly Alone was nominated for a “Public Choice Award” in 2018. Atli’s credits include orchestrating and writing music for some of Hollywood’s biggest projects, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series. As a composer, Atli Örvarsson displays musical diversity throughout his action-film scores in THE EAGLE, VANTAGE POINT, THICK AS THIEVES, THE FOURTH KIND, the Nicolas Cage medieval fantasy SEASON OF THE WITCH and HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS amongst others. Atli also worked with Hans Zimmer to contribute music to Zack Snyder’s superhero blockbuster, MAN OF STEEL. Atli’s most recent credits include THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, the coming-of-age film THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, the Icelandic drama about two stubborn brothers RAMS as well as on TV FBI, CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD. His latest assignment is the Apple TV+ thriller series DEFENDING JACOB, which premiered globally on the streaming platform on April 24th, 2020. In April 2020, for the CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO NETWORK, Jason talked to Atli via Skype at his home in Akureyri, Iceland. During the interview amongst other things, we talked about how he scored DEFENDING JACOB, how he got into composing for film and TV, his relationship with Hans Zimmer and his forthcoming new solo album YOU ARE HERE. Also during the interview, you will be hearing music from Atli’s score for DEFENDING JACOB as well as his new single “Hum”taken from his album, YOU ARE HERE, and more. Enjoy! —— Check out our NEW Cinematic Sound Radio TeePublic Store! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/cinematic-sound-radio Cinematic Sound Radio Web: http://www.cinematicsound.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cinsoundradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cinematicsound Cinematic Sound Radio Fanfare and Theme by David Coscina https://soundcloud.com/user-970634922 Bumper voice artist: Tim Burden http://www.timburden.com

1hr 5mins

12 Jun 2020

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Episode 12: Atli Örvarsson

Composer Talks with White Bear PR

Composer Talks with White Bear - PR Episode 12 featuring Atli Örvarsson ("Defending Jacob")Check out the "Defending Jacob" soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...His latest single HÚM from his forthcoming album "You Are Here:" https://youtu.be/7o-LSrIML7YAnd for more info on Atli: www.atliorvarsson.com


15 May 2020

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174-Ash from Pokémon, Sarah Natochenny-"Defending Jacob" Composer Atli Örvarsson

Geek To Me Radio

We talk with the voice of Ash from Pokémon, Sarah Natochenny (https://www.instagram.com/sarah_natochenny/), about narrating the Serial Box original audio series “Marvel’s Black Widow Bad Blood” (https://www.serialbox.com/serials/black-widow). Composer Atli Örvarsson (https://atliorvarsson.com/) talks about scoring the Apple TV miniseries “Defending Jacob” starring Chris Evans from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and Michelle Dockery from “Downton Abbey” https://tv.apple.com/us/show/defending-jacob/umc.cmc.5h5mr0shyyqqahqdv55ywyilr. And as always, thanks to our amazing sponsors Marcus Theatres https://www.marcustheatres.com/ and Historic St. Charles, Missouri https://www.discoverstcharles.com/! 0:00 Segment 1 Sarah Notachenny on voicing Ash Ketchum and narrating the audio series “Marvel’s Black Widow Bad Blood” 17:14 Segment 2 Composer Atli Örvarsson on creating the music for the Apple TV miniseries “Defending Jacob” 27:43 Segment 3 Atli on what kind of research he does before scoring a new project 34:11 Segment 4 Atli on the hardest part about being a composer Amazon Affiliate Link -   http://bit.ly/geektome Buy Me a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3Y0D2iaZl Patreon -   https://www.patreon.com/GeekToMeRadio Website -   http://geektomeradio.com/ Podcast -   https://anchor.fm/jamesenstall Facebook -   https://www.facebook.com/GeekToMeRadio/ Twitter -   https://twitter.com/geektomeradio Instagram -   https://www.instagram.com/geektomeradio/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamesenstall/support


2 May 2020

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HOW IT ENDS - Interview with Composer ATLI ÖRVARSSON

Hooked On Score: Confessions of a Film Music Addict

In this, their 50th episode, Caleb and Ben speak with prolific composer and musician ATLI ÖRVARSSON about his journey from aspiring musician to working on some of the largest blockbusters of all time! Enjoy!!!http://atliorvarsson.com/


31 Aug 2018

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All Access: Atli Örvarsson (September 4, 2017)

Film.Music.Media: Podcast

[Watch the video interview on our YouTube Channel] On this episode of All Access we sit down with composer Atli Örvarsson whose journey to becoming a composer started all the way back home when he was a young boy in Iceland. We discuss Atli's career journey and some of the great projects he's been a part of. Atli talks about starting out working for the great Mike Post and getting his start writing music for classic shows like NYPD Blue and Dragnet. Atli talks about how he was introduced to Hans Zimmer and how that phase of his life took him into an amazing world of working on big budget Hollywood films, and all the challenges that came with it. Topics such as approach, structure and different genre scoring are discussed using examples from scores like Stuart Little 3, Vantage Point, A Single Shot, The Edge Of Seventeen, Chicago Fire, The Hitman's Bodyguard and much more. Atli also shares the personal story of scoring Rams, which was an Icelandic movie that filmed on location in the village where his mother was born. It was a return to Atli's roots in many ways. Here Atli also talks about how he and his wife decided to move back to Iceland, and how he balances his home life in Iceland and part of his work life still in Los Angeles. Atli is one of the most kindest and talented composers, and his life journey and career are an inspiration. It was great chatting with Atli again and to have him as a guest on All Access was even a greater pleasure. Interview Conducted By: Kaya Savas Special Thanks: Atli Örvarsson Chandler Poling Adrianna Perez White Bear PR

1hr 4mins

15 Sep 2017

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Composer Interview: Atli Örvarsson (January 17, 2013)

Film.Music.Media: Podcast

The incredibly talented Atli Örvarsson talks about his recent score to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This high energy and incredibly fun score combines classic fairytale elements with a modern twist. Atli shares how he approached the film and his writing process behind it. We also discuss his working relationship with director Tommy Wirkola. Apart from the film we we discuss some technical aspects of scoring including how surround sound comes into play with his composing process, and much more! Enjoy this terrific chat! Interview Conducted By:Kaya Savas Special Thanks:Atli ÖrvarssonRay CostaAlex MayCosta Communications


14 Sep 2017

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KQEK.com -- Interview with film composer Atli Örvarsson

KQEK.com Digital / Big Head Amusements / ArtScopeTO - Podcasts

After enjoying a successful music career in his native Iceland, composer Atli Örvarsson moved to the U.S. and studied music composition at Berkley. Örvarsson eventually landed a plum scoring position on the hit TV series NYPD Blue with veteran TV composer Mike Post (The Rockford Files, The Greatest American Hero, Hill Street Blues, Magnum P.I., Murder One, and Law and Order). Orvarsson eventually joined Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios, learning the ropes of composing for a wide variety of genres until he eventually landed several auspicious solo ventures, where he delivered a heavy, percussive design for Vantage Point (2008), and epic orchestral sounds for Babylon A.D. (2008). The Eagle (2011) is perhaps his strongest work, in terms of scope and experimentation with natural sounds and folk instruments, and in his latest work, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Orvarsson creates a kinetic mélange of orchestral, folk, and rock styles to match the transposition of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale from wandering kids to a pair of adult bounty hunters, under the direction of Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow). If you enjoyed this podcast, connect with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Visit KQEK.com for additional film reviews, soundtrack reviews, interviews, and read the Editor's Blog by Mark R. Hasan for additional info and related links. All podcast editing, mixing, and audio restoration produced in-house. For inquiries and demo reels, please visit Mondomark.com.


17 Jan 2013