The story of 1001 voices
The mighty sound of Bulgarian women’s choirs, the introspective meditation of Gregorian chorales, the shimmering songs of central African nomads, classical bel canto, and the unique voices of the Gagaku – the ancient classical music of Japan. In her music, Hatis Noit – who now appears as part of the »ePhil« series – plays with the infinite facets of female singing.
Hatis Noit was 16 years old and on a pilgrimage to Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal when she heard a nun from the Lumbini temple singing. That voice, that sound, had a hypnotic quality. In this moment of awakening, Hatis Noit became aware of the deep emotional power of the voice – an original and instinctive instrument that connects people with each other, with nature and with the cosmos.
Hatis Noit relies entirely on this effect in her tracks. Loops allow her to create phenomenal sculptures, and only occasionally do soundscapes and electronic sounds ground down the polyphonic web.
In Japanese mythology, the name »Hatis Noit« describes the stem of the lotus flower, whose blossom represents the physical world, while the roots represent the spiritual world. Hatis Noit seeks to connect these spheres.
The artist grew up in the remote region of the Shiretoko National Park (Hokkaido), and has been living in London for a number of years. Like Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk and Ólafur Arnalds at one time, she belongs to the family of the legendary label Erased Tapes.
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