Author Archives: Colin Bartlett

About Colin Bartlett

I'm interested in arts, mathematics, science. Suliram is a partial conflation of the names of three good actors: Ira Aldridge, Anna May Wong, and another. My intention is to use a personal experience of arts to make some points, but without being too "me me me" about it. And to follow Strunk's Elements of Style. Except that I won't always "be definite": I prefer Niels Bohr's precept that you shouldn't write clearer than you think.

Some inequalities for faster integer division by a constant

*** This is currently a work in progress, and TODO shows me and any readers where more work is needed. ??? is a reminder to me to check that something I believe to be true really is true. TODO put … Continue reading

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Proto Mega Dance Party XXX!

Originally posted on Chok Notes to Self:
These are feedback forms from an amazing, life-changing workshop on making solo work run by performance artist, Bryony Kimmings. At the end of the week, we all showed a few minutes’ worth of…

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This is my brain on dogs

Originally posted on Chok Notes to Self:
So I just had a look at a pile of feedback from peers I got via a Bryony Kimmings workshop few years ago. As I work towards my new show, kind my first…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

Initially a quick post so I can link to three shows which I recommend, one of which I haven’t seen yet. * In the 1999 London Mime Festival I saw a wonderfully inventive & funny show “The Letter” by Paolo … Continue reading

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Han-Na Chang conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5 in E minor

From the Cambridge University Press book “Essays in Music” by Hans Keller – an extract from a review of Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting in Mysore in 1950: As was to be expected, the most overpowering interpretations in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s first … Continue reading

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Luonnotar

A comment I made in 2014 or 2015 on a YouTube upload of a performance of Sibelius’s astounding “Luonnotar”, a concentrated (only ten minutes long) tone poem for soprano and orchestra. (Wagner lovers temporarily avert your eyes now: I have … Continue reading

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How to Warm Up for a Future of Disruption

via How to Warm Up for a Future of Disruption

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