Composer Atli Orvarsson provides the adrenaline-pumping score for the NBC hit drama Chicago Fire, set to conclude season one on Wednesday, May 22. Trust runs thin and loyalties are tested in the show's debut season, as Chicago Firehouse 51 struggles to reconnect after a tragic accident shakes the squad. Írvarsson began his career collaborating with veteran TV composer Mike Post on NYPD Blue and Law & Order. Írvarsson is now leaving his mark composing his own powerful drama, Chicago Fire, which is also from executive producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order). Chicago Fire premiered to an audience of 6.6 million viewers in October and was recently renewed for season two. Additionally, Írvarsson is scoring the summer blockbuster Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and writing additional music for the upcoming installment of Superman, Man of Steel.
To match the high-octane, high-stress world of Firehouse 51, Írvarsson crafts a score to match the tension of the show. Dark droning undertones and sporadically heavy percussion keep you on your toes while soft piano and string melodies float above the rumbling backdrop. Using both digital and analog instruments, Írvarsson modernizes the score while highlighting the frantic lives of our everyday heroes.