Scant Intone is the solo project of Canadian artist Constantine Katsiris dedicated to experiments in modern audio. The output varies from stark minimalism to densely complex textures, incorporating elements of field recordings, shortwave radio, raw data and digital sound synthesis. Focused on researching psychoacoustics, waveform anomalies and various audio phenomena discovered while exploring the frequency spectrum, his compositions are excursions in abstract electronic music with influences including ambient, lowercase, microsound, noise, glitch and drone.
Constantine has been active in exploring the electronic arts since the early 1990s as an artist, curator, designer, producer and DJ. He was formerly based in Montréal where he founded the Panospria label as a branch of No Type Records. Over a period of more than twelve years he has been integral in organizing countless events for experimental, improvised and electronic music both locally and abroad. These events have featured performances by artists from across Canada as well as international artists from Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Ireland, UK, Japan, USA and Mexico. This experience lead him to be involved with programming showcases for world-renowned festivals and booking international tours for artists on his label.
His live performances are numerous over the past years, including many collaborations and improvisations with like-minded sound and video artists. Katsiris has brought his sound to many notable venues, such as La Société des Arts Technologiques [Montréal], Whitechapel Art Gallery [London] and Brut Konzerthaus [Vienna]. Scant Intone has also shared the stage with Fennesz, Tim Hecker, Aidan Baker and Sawako, to name a few.