private, durational and meditative performance in my apartment at
the apartment complex owned by the Getty Research Institute, during
my year there. Performed during a weekday afternoon when all the
other Scholars and Fellows were in their offices at the Institute.
An a capella chant sung repeatedly for an hour. The chant has
traditional lyrics and a melody from my unreliable recollection of
an arrangement by the Dave Stringer Band of Los Angeles
(www.davestringer.com). I chant until I am too tired and
hyperventilated to continue. Luckily it is not necessary to sing on
key in order to chant effectively. Saraswati, the daughter of Shiva
the God of Yoga and Destroyer of Illusion, is the Goddess of
Creativity in the Arts and Humanities. My philosophy work was going
exceedingly well, and I was thanking her.