Andrei Tarkovsky

The Godlike Genius Of Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky was a 20th Century Russian film maker much admired by other directors. Ingmar Bergman said of him “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream”. Sadly it’s that terrible idea […]

Edouard Artemyev

Eduard Artemyev

One of the pioneers of electronic music in Russia Eduard Artemyev wrote the scores for Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Stalker and The Mirror. This is a link to the haunting soundtrack from Solaris. Don’t listen if you are alone!

Patti Smith Banga

Patti Smith – Tarkovsky (The Second Stop Is Jupiter) – Lyrics Patti Smith

This beautiful lyric is from the 2012 Banga album. More spoken word than song the imagery evokes the beautiful and melancholic images that appear throughout Tarkovsky’s films. It is peculiar to introduce Tarkovsky via Patti Smith and the film that accompanies this song is a documentary shot by Serghei Minenok called Memory (1997) about Tarkovsky’s […]