SAVITRI Solar Songs II
The second cycle of Savitri Solar Songs emerged through years of explorations in Indian Classical Vocal Music, and is based on the all supporting underlying drone of the Tanpura. The recordings happened in one take with Holger then creating and enhancing the sound atmosphere and minimal and characteristic instrumentation for every piece and stage of the journey. In contrast to the more play-and youthful tracks of the first cycle these song-lines call for deeper contemplation, opening the mantric and image dimension of the original passages.
I wandered lost in woods, … I heard a call, …
… the voice of winds and waters, …
A listener to the universal speech: … I heard a call, …
… the echoes of a word supreme …
… a song of evening to the silence of my soul. … I heard a call, …
– S A V I T R I –
… And listened through music for the eternal Voice.
BOOK 5, CANTO III: Satyavan and Savitri
This tune emerged as a saving companion while desperately lost in a Japanese forest and relates the exile forest habitat of Satyavan, “the soul carrying the divine truth of being within itself but descended into the grief of death and ignorance”
Silence is the condition of the being when it listens to the Divine.
In silence lies the greatest receptivity. And in an immobile silence the vastest action is done. Let us learn to be silent so that the Lord may make use of us.
With words one can at times understand, but only in silence one knows.
This power of silence is a capacity and not an incapacity, a power and not a weakness. It is a profound and pregnant stillness. Only when the mind is thus entirely still, like clear, motionless and level water, in a perfect purity and peace of the whole being and the soul transcends thought, can the Self which exceeds and originates all activities and becomings, the Silence from which all words are born, the Absolute of which all relativities are partial reflections manifest itself in the pure essence of our being. In a complete silence only is the Silence heard; in a pure peace only is its Being revealed. Therefore to us the name of That is the Silence and the Peace.