TOTEMÉlectrique

Ksana
June 2nd, 2012
Music Conservatory of Montreal
written by Benjamin Thigpen,
interpreted by Jean-François Laporte, or Benjamin Thigpen
during Totem Electric #4
00:10:00

ksana is the Sanskrit word designating the smallest interval of time. It is the 90th part of a thought. When a man snaps his fingers, 63 ksanas have gone by – and within each passing ksana there are 900 instances of arising and ceasing.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
– William Blake