Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ATLI ÖRVARRSON to score "Chicago Fire" season 2


Season 2 Premiers Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10/9c on NBC

(West Hollywood, CA)- September 24, 2013—Composer Atli Örvarsson provides the adrenaline-pumping score for the NBC hit drama Chicago Fire, as Season 2 premiers on Tuesday, September 24. The season beings with Firehouse 51 taking on new blood and new rules, while Severide faces a dangerous arsonist. Beginning his career working with veteran TV composer Mike Post, Örvarsson contributed music to the hit dramas NYPD Blue and Law & Order. His musical contributions made an impression on Law & Order executive producer, Dick Wolf, who selected Örvarsson to score Chicago Fire. The show ended its first season with an audience of 6.9 million viewers.

To match the high-octane, high-stress world of Firehouse 51, Örvarsson crafts a score to match the tension of the show. Dark droning undertones and sporadically heavy percussion keep you on your toes while soft piano and string melodies float above the rumbling backdrop. Using both digital and analog instruments, Örvarsson modernizes the score while highlighting the frantic lives of our everyday heroes.

Atli Örvarsson’s versatility and skill combine with his Icelandic roots to produce an individualized and compelling style that contributes to his success as a musician and composer. Prior to bringing his talent to Hollywood, Örvarsson earned three platinum and two gold records as a member of the Icelandic band Salin hans Jons mins. Educated at Berklee College of Music, he arrived in Los Angeles and began working alongside veteran TV composer Mike Post on projects including NYPD Blue and the Law and Order franchise. Örvarsson soon caught the attention of highly renowned composer Hans Zimmer, who extended an invitation to Örvarsson to contribute to Zimmer’s team at Remote Control Studios. In addition to composing, Örvarsson’s credits include orchestrating and writing additional music for Hollywood blockbusters, from Iron Man and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, to Angels and Demons and The Simpsons Movie.

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