Monday, July 30, 2007

ZenTiger Tyger Tyger

A treat for all those with ZenTigerish tastes. William Blake's masterpiece "Tyger Tyger" combines with a rather restrained Tangerine Dream guiding the powerful vocals of Jocelyn B. Smith for a haunting rendition. And if that's not enough, then follow on with a 4 minute concept video of Tyger by a Brazilian animator that is simply fantastico. The music that accompanies this video is totally funky, and the combination is unbeatable. Read the poem and experience two different yet compelling renditions of Tyger...

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And What shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Related Link: Tyger by Guilherme [Quality download]

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