Atli ÷rvarsson is a composer of filmmusic. Heís born in Iceland, he became established in the local music scene at a young age and soon set his sights on opportunities beyond Iceland. He started studying film composing at Berklee College of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. After arriving in Los Angeles, ÷rvarsson began working alongside TV veteran Mike Post on projects such as NYPD Blue and three Law and Order programs. ÷rvarsson soon caught the attention of the highly renowned composer Hans Zimmer who, impressed, extended an invitation to ÷rvarsson to join Zimmerís team at Remote Control Studios. Independently he has received critical acclaim for his scores to Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., The Eagle, The Fourth Kind and Season of the Witch. Recently he wrote the score to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.