|˟˟| (pronounced 'gate') is a Dutch-Japanese free music / noise project based in Tokyo, Japan. The project was started by Lajos in June 2009 as an experiment in solo improvisation on multiple instruments simultaneously, some of which were built (or adapted) especially for this project. In November 2009, Taka joined the project.
'Iterations' is the first release by |˟˟| as a duo.
The project's music is somewhere in between free jazz (or free music) and noise, with important influences from industrial, drone, and Japanese and other traditional music. All music is the product of free improvisation without scores, plans, predetermined ideas, or second takes. All sessions are recorded as single track (usually mono) MP3 files, and except for some fade-in and/or fade-out, no changes are made in post production.
|˟˟| is Lajos: strings and noises; Taka: wind instruments and percussion.