"A little experimental effort about notions of internal self-searching. The title takes its name from Hesse's novel of the same name. Regarded as a writer influenced by Buddhist thought, he has sometimes received criticism among readers and contemporary theological teachers for reflecting an Eastern philosophy through the eyes of a German Protestant. Arguably though, this itself demonstrates a reflection of Westernised obsession with authenticity, which the writer aimed to challenge through his characters' conflict of identity and transformations. 'Siddartha In The West' reflects this so-called Western interpretation, which is not only returned to an unidentified source, but finds its sources already shared through the very medium of listening and open source borrowing that is youtube. A meditation of distractions. The structure of the composition is in dual parts and serves as a visual meditation which the viewer can try to look into (such as pausing certain parts) or just enjoy as it is. Sounds are taken from popular open source uploads and online searching in 'realtime'. They are prearranged to provide a narration and video demonstration which overlaps with the audio"
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