The soundtrack realised by the great Russian composer Edward Artemiev for the Andrey Tarkovsky's masterpiece film Solaris (1972). The box comes with the soundtrack on CD, and an exclusive luxurious photo book with unreleased images of the movie set and essays about music and cinema of the duo Artemiev/Tarkovsky.
The collaboration between Tarkovsky and Artemiev started in conjunction with the completion of Solaris when the director was seeking for a film score capable to give back and complete, through the sound, the meaningful images of the film. Back in the day, Artemiev was a member of the legendary Experimental Studio of Electronic Music in Moscow, a place of high experimentation in the field of the electronic music, in the context of which the ANS synthesizer was conceived and employed for the first time for music composition. Invented almost ten years before by Murzin, the ANS was used by Artemiev to create the special sound atmosphere that Tarkovsky was looking for.
Artemiev and Tarkovsky's association will also extend to two other undisputed masterpieces of Tarkovsky, Mirror and Stalker that will come out some time later. A unique artistic joint-venture is that among the duo, in which the musician is seen as a sound organiser, more than a composer, within the process of giving form to a soundscape intertwined completely with the film in its unfolding: always essential and never to be experienced as an accessory element. What emerges here is how and at what degree for Tarkovsky the sound is part of his own existence.
Made in collaboration with the Andrey Tarkovsky Institute, Solaris. Sound And Vision is a compelling publication for everyone who wants to dive deep into the Tarkovsky's realm.
Andrey Tarkovsky (1932-1986) is one of the most influential directors of the 20th century. His films Andrei Rublev
, and Stalker
have left a deep imprint on the history of cinema.
Edward Artemiev (born 1937 in Novosibirsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian composer, specialized in electronic music
and film scores. He notably worked with Andreï Tarkovsky
published in July 2020
12 x 12 cm (hardcover, cloth binding) under box set
17 tracks (47'50), 104 pages (ill.)