Chvad SB has been performing and recording music since 1991 and is currently a member experimental music pioneers Controlled Bleeding (Artoffact Records, Wax Trax, Soleil Moon, others). He has also written and performed with a wide range of innovative and envelope-pushing bands, such as THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (Invisible Records, Facility Records), Tongue Muzzle (Facility Records), and The Qualia (WTII Records).
Chvad SB’s experiments with sound focus on finding new sounds and textures, but always with a human edge. Using a wide variety of instruments including synthesizers, found objects, hand-built instruments, guitars, and voice, Chvad SB builds soundscapes that are as unsettling as they are familiar. Many compositions and shows are entirely improvisational in nature while others are arranged and developed over years.
Chvad SB recently scored the feature film AYLA which is making rounds in festivals in 2017. Prior to that he scored the feature film GUT which has been praised repeatedly for effectively establishing the subtle and uneasy tone of the film. In 2018 he released his sixth solo endeavor Intone Drone on Silber Records.
Reviews for GUT: Original Motion Picture Score
“Unsettling.” – Variety
“A great score.” – Terror Hook
“A very effective droning soundtrack that creates a sense of creepiness and unease that gets under your skin.” – The Rotting Zombie
“The score has an impressive simplicity to it (that) plays beautifully with the visuals and creates a real sensory treat for the audience.” – Knived in Venice
Chvad has been a member of or performed with the following bands:
Controlled Bleeding (current)
things outside the skin
Mr. 1-2-3-4 (formerly The 1-2-3-4)
Blood in Vain
Sealed in Silence
Hate in the Box