September 01, 2007

Atli Örvarsson: Rising Star Composers

Atli �rvarsson

Atli �rvarsson

Vantage Point (Columbia Pictures 2008)

Babylon A.D. (20th Century Fox Film 2008)

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Home Ent. 2005)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Walt Disney Pictures/ Jerry Bruckheimer Films/ Buena Vista Pictures 2007) additional music

"The Television and Film workshop was a fantastic experience for me. There were so many things that made it special. First of all I met some great people that I've since kept a friendship and/or worked with. Having the chance to meet and listen to some of the leading composers in town (like James Newton Howard, Alf Clausen and the late Shirley Walker) sharing their experiences was also invaluable. But what perhaps stands out in the end, was the chance to write, orchestrate and conduct a cue with a 40-piece orchestra on the FOX scoring stage. That is an opportunity which isn't so easy to come by, but is extremely important for a young composer. It's the kind of a thing that you can prepare for all you want but until you simply have to do it, you don't really know what it's like. Having that experience was a big confidence boost and of course I learned a lot from my mistakes! In general the workshop was a great thing for me and it is something I strongly recommend all younger composers I meet to become involved in."