In the message of condolence, the President noted that Eduard Artemyev's music “connected many generations and literally became a symbol of an entire historical era.”
“He was an infinitely talented, extraordinary and dedicated man who paved a special, very personal path in art,” the message also reads.
Soviet and Russian composer Eduard Artemyev passed away on December 29 at the age of 85.
Artemyev wrote music for more than 150 feature, documentary and animated films, including Stalker, Solaris and The Mirror by Andrei Tarkovsky, films by Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky. He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR and four national awards of the Russian Federation.
Artemyev was the president of the Russian Association of Electroacoustic Music, which he founded in 1990, and also a member of the executive committee of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM)under UNESCO.