Based in London, from Japan
2015, EP 'Illogical Dance' (JP)
2016, US Tour
2016, UK and Iceland Tour
2017, Music for Milan Fashion Week
2018, EP 'Illogical Dance' (WORLD)
2019, Europe Tour
Japanese vocal performer hailing from distant Shiretoko in Hokkaido who now resides in London. Hatis Noit’s accomplished range is astonishingly self-taught, inspired by everything she could find from Gagaku — Japanese classical music — and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop vocalists.
It was at the age of 16, during a trek in Nepal to the Buddha’s birthplace, when she realised singing was her calling. While staying at a women’s temple in Lumbini, one morning on a walk Hatis Noit heard someone singing. On further investigation it was a female monk singing Buddhist chants, alone. The sound moved her so intensely she was instantly aware of the visceral power of the human voice; a primal and instinctive instrument that connects us to the very essence of humanity, nature and our universe.
The name Hatis Noit itself is taken from Japanese folklore, meaning the stem of the lotus flower. The lotus represents the living world, while its root the spirit world, therefore Hatis Noit is what connects the two. For Hatis Noit, music represents the same netherworld with its ability to move and transport us to the other side; the past, a memory, our subconscious.
After participating in a memorial and appreciation ceremony tailored to the withdrawal of the evacuation area in Fukushima on 31st March 2017, Hatis Noit collaborated with renowned visual artist Nobumichi Asai on a project titled Inori (prayer) which they premiered live at Mutek Japan in Tokyo.
March 23, 2018 marks the worldwide release of her first enigmatic EPIllogical Dance on Erased Tapes. The arresting 4-track record features Björk-collaborators Matmos and creates unique song-worlds with transcendent vocal interpretations that at once deconstruct and recombine Western Classical, Japanese folk and nature’s own ambience atmosphere.
Having recently moved to London and performed a first string of UK shows, followed by a special live performance at the Milan Fashion Week, Peter Broderick has invited Hatis Noit to support him at the Jazz Cafe on April 15. She’s also been announced as part of this year’s Sea Change Festival line-up, and asked to participate in a workshop with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
2014年、自身の声のみで作られた初のソロアルバム『Universal Quiet』をリリース。クラシカル、民俗音楽、ウィスパー、ポエトリーリーディング等を昇華した独自の歌唱解釈で荘厳な歌世界を確立し「現代の賛美歌」と評される。2015年リリースの『Illogical Dance』ではBjorkの『Vespertine』での共同制作で知られるMatmosが参加し話題となる。2018年、Penguin Cafe、Nils Frahm、Ólafur Arnaldsのリリースで知られるイギリスのポストクラシカルレーベルErased Tapesより世界デビュー。2019年にはSigur RósのボーカリストJonsiのサイドプロジェクトJonsi & Alexでバックコーラスを務める他、ヨーロッパ各地のフェスティバルで公演を重ねている。