Olav Lervik is from French and Norwegian descent. He studied composition in Weimar and Stuttgart and composition for film, theatre and media in Zurich. Olav Lervik produces music and sound for film, games and interactive installations. He teaches composition for film, theatre and media at the University of Arts Zurich. He has also composed numerous contemporary and electroacoustic pieces.
Olav Lervik is active as an arranger and orchestrator. He has arranged several piano reductions of operas by Peter Eötvös and has transcribed a wide number of pieces from film scores. He took part in the restoration of the original scores from the famous movies “Metropolis”(1928) and “Nibelungen”(1926). Lately he reconstructed the original score of the movie "Things to Come" which was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.