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Notes From a Small Island – A Hollywood Composer’s Life in Akureyri

If you were a successful film and TV composer, working with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Mike Post creating scores for some of the US’ biggest films, living in sunny California – would you pack up your whole life and move your family to a town of 18.000 people, just 90 km south of the arctic circle, with no film industry to speak of? That’s exactly what Atli Örvarsson did when he moved back to his hometown Akureyri three years ago. Just a few years ago, that would have meant an end to his career, but in this day and age, anything is possible.

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