Hatis Noit

Vocal Performer

2:30pm – 2:40pm

Tonal Purity

A Japanese vocalist now residing in London, Hatis Noit performs an astonishing range of music, from Japanese operatic styles and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop. After participating in a memorial ceremony in 2017 focusing on the evacuation area in Fukushima, Noit collaborated with renowned visual artist Nobumichi Asai on a project titled Inori (prayer), which they premiered live at Mutek Japan in Tokyo. March 2018 marked the worldwide release of her first enigmatic EPIllogical Dance on Erased Tapes. The arresting four-track record features Björk-collaborators Matmos, and creates unique song-worlds with transcendent vocal interpretations that at once deconstruct and recombine Western classical music, Japanese folk, and nature’s own ambience. Hoit has performed a number of shows in the UK, as well as a special live performance at Milan Fashion Week. She was recently asked to participate in a workshop with the London Contemporary Orchestra.


Hoit’s journey into music began at the age of 16, during a trek in Nepal to the Buddha’s birthplace. While staying at a women’s temple in Lumbini, she heard someone singing while on a morning walk. On further investigation, she discovered a female monk singing Buddhist chants, alone. The sound so moved her that she became 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. Hatis Noit’s name comes from Japanese folklore, meaning the stem of the lotus flower.

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