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A Single Shot (Atli Örvarsson)

A Single Shot (Atli Örvarsson)


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A fantastic score that works in long waves to build a bleak and hellish nightmare of a situation… a well-paced doozy of a score from Atli Örvarsson, and the fact that it’s nothing like we’ve heard from him before makes it even all the more exciting. (Film Music Media)

A vivid, unsentimental picture of rural poverty, using verdant Vancouver locations and Atli Orvarsson’s strong score to convey desolation and dread. (Los Angeles Times)

Starring Sam Rockwell (Moon, Iron Man 2, The Green Mile), Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, Shutter Island, Heat) and William H. Macy (Fargo, Magnolia, Thank You for Smoking), David M. Rosenthal’s A Single Shot is an intense thriller that features an equally tense music score courtesy of  composer Atli Örvarsson (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Hansel & GretelL Witch Hunters, Chicago Fire).

The director wanted Örvarsson to explore the vocabulary of 20th century European art music (Ligeti, Pärt, Tavener) for the score, which has resulted in a dark and mesmerizing score for chamber orchestra. Örvarsson employs a lot of avant garde instrumental techniques in the “John Moon Variations”, executed with great precision by the musicians of the London Metropolitan Orchestra conducted by the composer. MovieScore Media/Kronos Records releases the score album co-inciding with the US theatrical release of the film.

MMS13010/KRONCD022 • A SINGLE SHOT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ATLI ÖRVARSSON
Release date (digital): September 17, 2013
Release date (CD): September 17, 2013


1 A Single Shot 1:06
2 Opening 3:20
3 Remembering 4:20
4 The John Moon Variations: Movement 1 – The Shot 7:00
5 The John Moon Variations: Movement 2 – Late Night Call 8:30
6 The John Moon Variations: Movement 3 – Showdown 9:45
7 Finale 8:26

    A Single Shot (Atli Örvarsson)