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Origins: Tetris Theme

Jack Campin 02 Mar 11 - 05:23 PM
Jack Campin 03 Mar 11 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,Grishka 03 Mar 11 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: Origins: Tetris Theme
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 05:23 PM

Where does the Tetris theme come from?

http://ichigos.com/sheets/t

It sounds like a Russian folk tune, and given where Tetris comes from, that fits.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tetris Theme
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 07:58 AM

I was pointed to this:

Red Army version

Okay, why the melodrama? What's it about?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tetris Theme
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 08:53 AM

It is a Russian folk tune. Read all about it in Wikipedia. Melodrama? Not really, but in Soviet culture all folklore was loaded with the pathos of victory in class struggle.

The Tetris figures may be seen as symbolizing the class enemy permanently attacking - and eventually successful. The song and the game were coupled in 1989 ...


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