It's only appropriate that Solaris, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's psychological sci-fi classic from 1972,
contains an equally original and mind-bending score, Solaris explores the inadequacies of time and memory on an
enigmatic planet below a derelict space station, To reinforce
the film's chilling setting, Tarkovsky commissioned composer Eduard Artemiev to construct an electronic soundscape reflecting planet Solaris' amorphous and mysterious
surface; Artemiev rose to the challenge with a prophetic
work that defies the era's technological limitations while
evoking unparalleled emotional responses even today.
Artemiev's score-centered around variations on Bach's