Katie English (aka Isnaj Dui) is a musician and artist based in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Since completing a BSc in Electronic Music in 2004 Katie English has continued to write and record music, predominantly under her solo name Isnaj Dui. She has also been part of several bands including littlebow, The Sly & Unseen and The Doomed Bird of Providence.

She has released work on various labels including Home Normal, Rural Colours, Smallfish, Front & Follow and her own FBox imprint.

She has also created several site-specific sound installations including UNThread as part of a series throughout unconventional spaces around Essex, and After the Flood as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2013.

A prolific live performer, English has performed in numerous high profile venues and has received extensive attention in Wire Magazine and air play on Radio 3’s Late Junction and BBC 6 Music.

She is classically trained on flute and cello, and studied alternative tunings and Balinese gamelan. Her work uses the pure tones of concert and bass flutes alongside DIY dulcimers and electronics to create immersive yet restrained textures that weave in and out of each other.

English has been cited as a distinct voice, taking the flute away from its pastoral image whilst maintaining its unique mellow sound.

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Katie also runs workshops that have included paper craft, musical instrument making and collage printing.

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Collection 1 #52

Minutes by Katie English