Hatis Noit
Based in London, from Japan
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2014, Album 'Universal Quiet' (JP)

2015, EP 'Illogical Dance' (JP)

2016, US Tour

2016, UK and Iceland Tour

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 marked the worldwide release of her first enigmatic EP Illogical 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, she's performed solo shows and appeared at various festivals across Europe, including a special live performance at the Milan Fashion Week 2018. Hatis Noit has collaborated with Kevin Richard Martin aka The Bug, the NYX Electronic Drone Choir and appeared on recordings by fellow countryman Masayoshi Fujita as well as Ukrainian pianist and Continuous Music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk.

 

Most recently she's been invited by David Lynch to perform at his Manchester International Festival takeover, followed by headline shows across Europe and beyond, culminating in a much applauded sold-out London show with the London Contemporary Orchestra at Southbank Centre.

Tipped by The Guardian as One To Watch in 2020, Hatis Noit is currently working on her full-length album to be expected around summertime. She will appear as part of the Erased Tapes 2020 nights in Hamburg, Paris, Nantes followed by a collaboration with cinematographer Vincent Moon for Elevatein Graz, Austria — with more live dates to be announced soon.

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ハチスノイト

 

北海道・知床出身の女性ヴォーカリスト。バレエ、演劇、雅楽、民謡などの経験を経て、現在はロンドンを拠点に活動。

 

2014年、自身の声のみで作られた初のアルバム『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を構築し「現代の賛美歌」と評される。2015年リリースのEP『Illogical Dance』ではBjorkの『Vespertine』での共同制作で知られるMatmosが参加。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ほか、David Lynch監督より招聘を受けManchester International Festivalへ出演するなどヨーロッパ各地のフェスティバルで公演を重ねる。同年末にはLondon Contemporary Orchestraをバックにロンドン・サウスバンクセンターで初のワンマン公演を開催、ソールドアウトとなる。2020年、英紙The Guardianにて「今見るべきアーティスト」に選出。

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