Svartvit is a Dutch harsh noise project that was started in 2008 by sound artist Kevin Jansen. Through the years the project has evolved both in presentation and sound. Starting of as a very monotonous study in textural noises it has turned into a direct channeling of anger, frustration and the questioning of modern day society through sound & performance. Svartvit takes influences from a wide spectrum including but definitely not limited to; Vienna Aktionism, socio-political topics, underground punk music, Russian constructivism as well as his contemporaries like Sword Heaven, The Rita, Prurient & Vomir. The result is a very personal and emotional presentation of a troubled mind, overtaking and often physical. Everything is presented with a down to earth approach that takes its ethics from a background in DIY punk culture & Anarchism.
Releases have appeared on labels all over the world on both CD and Cassette, some Vinyl is planned for the near future. Through the years Svartvit has built quite a reputation for himself. Aggressive and spectacular live shows that aren’t to be missed, appearing all over Europe and even embarking on a month long tour in the summer of 2011.