MOVIESCORE MEDIA/KRONOS RECORDS RELEASES TWO SCORES BY 'MORTAL INSTRUMENTS' COMPOSER ATLI ÖRVARSSON
MovieScore Media/Kronos Records will release two new CDs featuring new film scores by composer Atli Örvarsson whose other current films include The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the bestselling books by Cassandra Clare, and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
MovieScore Media/Kronos Records' first release with the composer will be David M. Rosenthal’s A Single Shot (2013), which opens theatrically in the USA on September 20, 2013, distributed by Well Go. The film stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Ted Levine. Based on the novel by Matthew F. Jones, A Single Shot tells the story of John Moss (Rockwell), a hunter whose life goes to hell after killing a girl during a hunting accident. Recorded with a chamber group of musicians from the London Metropolitan Orchestra, Örvarsson’s music provides low-key suspense for the deadly game of cat-and-mouse between John Moss and his pursuers. The album will feature a special suite featuring the complex atonal and aleatoric parts of the score entitled "The John Moon Variations".
The second release will be the score to the Czech/Slovakian co-production Colette (2013), Milan Cieslar’s powerful screen adaptation of A Girl from Antwerp, a novel by Pulitzer Prize nominated author Arnošt Lustig. Based on the writer’s own experiences of several escape attempts from the hell of Auschwitz, the film follows the story of Vili, a Holocaust survivor who shares his memories of Colette, a Belgian Jewess who happened to be his first true love. Elegant and tragic like the main character, Örvarsson’s score for Colette highlights the composer’s more lyrical side we rarely get to hear in his more mainstream commissions. Colette opens theatrically in the Czech Republic on September 12, 2013, and is expected to get international distribution later in the year.
Both albums will be released in September 2013. The digital release date for A Single Shot is September 17, 2013, followed by a physical release date of September 24, 2013. The digital release date for Colette is September 10, 2013, followed by a physical release date of October 8, 2013.