Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is an ancient temple, dating back to the Ayutthaya Period (14th-18th Century), and as such is one of the few that predates the founding of Bangkok as Thailand’s capital.
With a height of around 80 metres, the large prang is Wat Arun’s most famous feature. It’s topped with a seven-pronged trident, “Trident of Shiva”. The wat gets its nickname from the morning prayers chanted by monks at sunrise, when it is regarded as being at its most beautiful.
Hatis Noit is a singer and vocal performer based in London, and originally from North Japan’s beautiful wilderness of Hokkaido. Her productions take inspiration from just about anything she can find, including elements of western and Japanese classical music, and in particular the vocal expressions of Bugarian, Gregorian, and Nepalese buddhist chants.
The results of this fusion have been heavily acclaimed for taking the human voice to a primal place that connects spiritual worlds to the physical. Hatis Noit’s 2018 album saw her working with Matmos, and in 2019 she collaborated with London Contemporary Orchestra, and was invited by David Lynch to participate in his Manchester International Festival takeover.