Artemiy Artemiev is Russian composer who works in the stile of electronic, electroacoustic & experimental music. He was born on the 13th of January, 1966 in the family of well-known Russian composer of electronic music Edward Artemiev.

His profession is closely connected with film-, theater- & TV-industry. From the period of 15 years (1988-2003) he composed music for more than 50 Russian feature & 5 documentary films, 3 theater plays, 2 soap-box operas, a radio play & a lot of TV-programs. He began his career as a keyboardist in various Moscow rock groups but in 1987 he quit rock music & began experimenting with sound, synthesizers, samplers & computers.

In 1997 he became a member of Russian Association of Electroacoustic music.

Since 1996 he produces TV-radio program "Electroshock" devoted to electronic, electroacoustic, experimental & avant-garde music. Also in 1996 along with his friend film-director & producer Vladimir Krupnitskiy he founded recording label "Electroshock Records". Together they produced following 44 CDs:

Artemiev's seven solo CDs - "The Warning" - 1993 (1997 ELCD 001), "Cold" - 1995 (1997 ELCD 002), "Point Of Intersection" - 1997 (ELCD 003), "Five Mystery Tales of Asia" (ELCD 007), "Mysticism of Sound" - 1999 (ELCD 009), "Forgotten Themes" - 2000 (ELCD 017); "Time, Desert & a Sound" - 2004 (ELCD 038);

Six Artemiy's collaborative works with American, German & British musicians: Artemiy Artemiev & Phillip B. Klingler (PBK): "Dreams in Moving Space" - 2000 (ELCD 014) & "A Moment of Infinity" - 2002 (ELCD 023), Artemiy Artemiev & Peter Frohmader: "Space Icon" - 2000 (ELCD 015) & "Transfiguration" - 2002 (ELCD 021), Artemiy Artemiev & Christopher De Laurenti: "57 Minutes to Silence" - 2002 (ELCD 029), Artemiy Artemiev & Karda Estra: "Equilibrium" - 2002 (ELCD 031);

Nine volumes of compilation CD-series Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music" with the works of modern composers working in the style of electronic & electroacoustic music:

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. I" - 1998 (ELCD 004/005) - double CD-set with the works of Edward Artemiev, Stanislav Kreitchi, Taras Bujevski, Artem Vasiliev, Vladimir Nikolayev, Andrew Rodionov, Vladimir Komarov, Artemiy Artemiev (all Russia);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. II" - 1998 (ELCD 006) - second volume of compilation CD series with the works of Claire Laronde (France), Jukka Ruohomaki (Finland), Graham Bowers (Great Britain), John Palmer (Great Britain), Charles Kriel (Great Britain), Robin-Julian Heifetz (USA) & Christopher Andrew Arrell (USA);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. III" - 1999 (ELCD 010) - third volume of compilation CD series with the works of Richard Bone (USA), John Palmer (Great Britain), Martin Alejandro Fumarola (Argentina), Pete Stollery (Great Britain), Rudiger Gleisberg (Germany), Alejandro Iglesias Rossi (Argentina), Hans Joachim Roedelius (Austria);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. V" - 2000 (ELCD 013) - fifth volume of compilation CD series with the works of Claire Laronde (France), Peeter Vahi (Estonia), Robin Julian Heifetz (USA), Anatoliy Pereselegin (Russia), "Karda Estra" (Great Britain), Dieter Moebius (Germany) & Christopher De Laurenti (USA);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. VI" - 2000 (ELCD 020) - sixth volume of compilation CD series with the works of Francesco Galante (Italy), Antanas Jasenka (Lithuania), Pete Stollery (Great Britain), Adolfo Nunez (Spain), Carey Nutman (Great Britain), Jorge Antunes (Brazil) & Jukka Ruohomaki (Finland);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. VII" - 2002 (ELCD 026/027) - seventh volume (double CD-set) of compilation CD series with the works of Claire Laronde (France), Vidna Obmana (Belgium), Geert Verbeke (Belgium), Roderik De Man (The Netherlands), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico), Jorge Antunes (Brazil), Robin Hulian Heifetz (USA), Jose Mataloni (Argentina), Oophoi (Italy), Arie Shapira (Israel), Mirjam tally (Estonia), Eternal Wanderers (Russia), Lukazs Szalankiewicz (Poland) & Michal Bukowski (Poland);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. VIII" - 2003 (ELCD 036) - eighth volume of compilation CD series with the works of Claire Laronde (France), Lisa Walker (Canada), Milica Paranosic (Yugoslavia), Vivian Adelberg Rudow (USA), Robin Julian Heifetz (USA), Jukka Ruohomaki (Finland), Christopher Andrew Arrell (USA), Diego Minciacchi (Italy), Gary Di Bendetto (USA) & "Chaos As Shelter" (Israel);

Electroshock Presents: "Electroacoustic Music. Vol. IX" - 2004 (ELCD 044) - eighth volume of compilation CD series with the works of Simon Wickham-Smith (Great Britain), Mark Cooley (USA), Gotfried Michael Koenig (The Netherlands), Vivian Adelberg Rudow (USA), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico), Carl Stone (USA), Victor Cerullo (Italy), Eternal Wonderers (Russia).

In 1999 "Electroshock Records" label started new rarest CD-series - "Archive Tapes". This CD is published under the name of "Electroshock Presents: Electroacoustic Music. Vol. IV. Archive Tapes. Synthesizer ANS (1964-1971)" - 1999 (ELCD 011) & presents archive recordings of Russian composers (Edward Artemiev, Alfred Schnittke, Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Shandor Kallosh, Stanislav Kreitchi, Oleg Buloshkin, Alexander Nemtin) performing their compositions on "ANS" synthesizer;

Four CDs by Edward Artemiev - "The Odyssey. Original Soundtrack" - 1998 (ELCD 008), "Solaris. The Mirror. Stalker" - 1999 (ELCD 012) (music for the films by Andrey Tarkovsky), "A Book of Impressions" - 2000 (ELCD 018) & "Three Odes" - 2002 (ELCD 030);

Two solo CDs of Russian composer Stanislav Kreitchi: "ANSiana" - 2000 (ELCD016) & "Voices & Movements" - 2002 (ELCD023);

Three solo CDs of Russian composer Anatoly Pereslegin: "Download the God" - 2000 (ELCD 019), "Fatsgof: E-pslams" - 2002 (ELCD 028) & "pASSION mODELS" - 2004 (ELCD 042);

Two solo CDs of Lithuanian composer Antans Jasenka: "Deusexmachina" - 2002 (ELCD 025) & "An Artist and a Plane" - 2004 (ELCFD 039);

Solo CDs of two Italian composers Oophoi: "Bardo" - 2002 (ELCD 024) & Victor Cerullo: "Visions" - 2003 (ELCD 032);

Solo CDs of American composer Richard Bone: "Indium" - 2003 (ELCD 033);

Solo CDs of Dutch composer Roderik De Man: "Electrified Music" - 2004 (ELCD 040);

Solo CDs of Russian composers Roman Stolyar: "Credo" - 2003 (ELCD 034), Valery Siver & Kiryll Trepakov: "Midway" - 2003 (ELCD 035), Alexei Borisov: "Polished Surface of a Table" - 2004 (ELCD 037), Alexander Volodin: "Reflections of Time" - 2004 (ELCD 043) & first solo CD of Russian group "Yney": "Antarktina" - 2004 (ELCD 41);

Artemiy Artemiev participated in Bourges Festival of Electroacoustic Music'97. (France, 30 May - 8 June'97) - track "Space Distortion" was performed on this event on the 7th of June'97;

Artemiy took part in series of concerts devoted to the 50th Anniversary of Electroacoustic Music "Metafonie" which were held in "Teatro Alla Scala" in Milan, Italy on the 20th of March'99. He was the first & the only Russian composer who participated in these events.

Also Artemiev's compositions were played in Aarhus, Denmark on the International Festival "Cinema for the Ear" (20 September'99) & in Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (4 November'97).

"Electroshock" propagandizes electronic, electroacoustic, experimental, contemporary & avant-garde music. We publish it on CD, review it in Russian magazine "Music Box" (where Artemiy is heading 2 pages review column "Monitor" & writing articles & interviews), make TV & radio programs & once in a month I'm reading lectures about the activity of composers experimenting in the genre of Electronic, Electroacoustic, Experimental & Avant-garde music (with presentation of the music itself).


Member of Russian Association for Electroacoustic Music

Member of Union of Cinematographists of Russia

Member of ASCAP

Member of RAO


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