Experimenter, avant-garde artist, music artist. Eduard Artemyev died in Moscow at the age of 85 Soviet and Russian composer Eduard Artemyev died on 29.12.2022, 19:16

Famous Russian and Soviet composer Eduard Artemiev died on December 29 at the age of 85. This was reported to TASS by his son Artemy.

On December 9, the composer was taken to one of the Moscow hospitals. A TASS source reported that Artemyev was feeling fine. Mash wrote that the composer was urgently hospitalized due to coronavirus infection.

On December 28, Artemy Artemyev said that his father’s condition worsened – he was transferred to intensive care due to problems that arose during the treatment of bacterial pneumonia. He would spend at least 10 days there.

“Eduard Nikolaevich feels himself with varying degrees of success. On the eve of his death, the oscillating effect is sometimes better, then it goes back to the way it was, ”said the composer’s son.

Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov, in an interview with socialbites.ca, described Artemyev as an outstanding composer and a wonderful person in every sense.

Artemiev was an outstanding composer and worked with the brightest masters of Soviet and Russian cinema. It was a great honor for me, I worked with him twice. He wrote the music for the movies “Courier” and “City Zero”. This, of course, was a wonderful person in every sense. And as a professional at the highest level, as an artist, and just as a human being, he had absolutely extraordinary qualities. Our culture is a great loss for cinema. “My condolences to his wonderful family and wife,” Shakhnazarov said.

Actor Dmitry Dyuzhev declarationHe said that the news of Artemiev’s death was extremely unexpected and tragic news for him.

Dyuzhev added, “He was a talented person who painted on canvas with his fingers like an artist’s brushes, changing our souls when we listened to his music by pressing the keys.”

Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova also expressed her condolences on the composer’s death. He called his contribution to the development of Russian musical art invaluable.

Born in Novosibirsk, Eduard Artemyev graduated from the Moscow Choral School (now VS Popov Academy of Choral Arts) in 1955, from the Faculty of Theoretical and Composition of the Moscow State Conservatory V.Popov in 1960. PI Tchaikovsky.

Artemiev is primarily known in professional circles as an avant-garde composer. After meeting Evgeny Murzin, the creator of one of the world’s first music synthesizers, he was one of the first to professionally engage in sound and electronic music synthesis studies.

The results of Artemyev’s experiments, “Mosaic” (1967), “Twelve Views of the World” (1969), “Ode to the Good Messenger” (1980), “Three Views of the Revolution” (1989), the symphony “Seven Doors to the World Satori ( 1974) and Pilgrims (1982).

But among the mass audience he gained popularity as the author of the music for the films of Artemiev, Andrei Tarkovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky. He wrote music themes for the movie “Solaris” and “Stalker”, “At Home Between Strangers, A Stranger Among Our Own” and many more. He has composed more than 150 feature-length, animated and documentary films.

Artemiev’s composition “O sport – you are endless progress” opened and closed the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. 34 years later, several musical pieces were used simultaneously at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics in Sochi.

Artemyev’s work literally went beyond the planet and acquired cosmic dimensions: his work “Beauty of the Earth” was included in the radio signal into the deep space of the exoplanet K2-18b, as well as the TRAPPIST-1 system.

His music will forever be remembered by the Russian audience for the main theme of the film “A stranger at home, among strangers, among ourselves” at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics in Moscow and Sochi. He was an experimenter and avant-garde. Eduard Artemiev, composer and author of Tarkovsky and Konchalovsky’s paintings, died at the age of 86.

Source: Gazeta


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