Japanese vocal performer Hatis Noit hails from distant Shiretoko in Hokkaido yet is now resident in London.
Her impressive vocal range is, astonishingly, self-taught and inspired by everything she could find from Gagaku – Japanese classical music – and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop vocalists. Based on the visceral power of the human voice, her live performances are moving in deeply unearthly ways.
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 – with its ability to transport us to the other side – represents the same netherworld.