Eduard Artemyev

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris Original Soundtrack
Label: Superior Viaduct – SV018
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Soundtrack, Experimental, Classical
Eduard Nikolaevich Artemyev is a Russian composer of electronic music and film scores. Outside of Russia he is mostly known for his soundtracks for films such as Solaris, Siberiade, Stalker and Burnt by the Sun. He was awarded the title People's Artist of Russia in 1999.

Artemyev was born in Novosibirsk and studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Yuri Shaporin. His interest in electronic music and synthesizers began after his graduation in 1960 when electronic music was still in its infancy. He wrote his first composition in 1967 on one of the first synthesizers, the ANS synthesizer developed by the Soviet engineer Evgeny Murzin. He was thus one of the first composers and a pioneer of electronic music. His collaboration with the film director Andrei Tarkovsky in the 1970s made him well-known. His film scores and his music received numerous accolades as well as three Nika Awards.