Savikalpa Samadhi is part of a series of orchestral and electronic pieces inspired by The Overview Effect. The Overview Effect has been described as a cognitive shift in awareness reported astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight while viewing the Earth from the perspective of space. The overview effect has been considered to be one of the stimuli that led to the Gaia Hypothesis.
Savikalpa Samadhi is scored for strings, piano, soprano and boys' choir.
We should be the heart and mind of the Earth, not its malady. So let us be brave and cease thinking of human needs and rights alone, and see that we have harmed the living Earth and need to make our peace with Gaia. We must do it while we are still strong enough to negotiate, and not a broken rabble led by brutal war lords. Most of all, we should remember that we are a part of it, and it is indeed our home.
— James Lovelock. The Independent, 16 January 2006.