Scant Intone is the solo project of Constantine Katsiris, dedicated to his artistic experiments in modern audio. The output varies from stark minimalist tones to densely complex textures with a sound palette that incorporates elements of field recordings, radio frequencies, hand-drawn waveforms, raw data, analog and digital sound synthesis. Focused on researching psychoacoustics, the perception of sound, spatiality, 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 mid-1990s as an artist, curator, producer, graphic and sound designer. Over a period of more than twenty 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 guests from all over the globe. This experience has lead him to be involved with programming showcases for world-renowned festivals and booking tours for artists on Panospria, his own sub-label of No Type Records based in Montréal.

Broadcasts and live performances have been numerous over the past years, including many collaborations and improvisations with like-minded audio and video artists. Katsiris has brought his sound to many notable venues, such as Whitechapel Art Gallery [London], La Société des Arts Technologiques [Montréal], Brut Konzerthaus [Vienna], and SESI Art & Cultural Center [São Paulo]. Scant Intone has also shared the stage with Fennesz, Merzbow, Okkyung Lee, Sawako, Crys Cole, Tim Hecker, and Zbigniew Karkowski, to name a few. An avid phonographer, he has traveled extensively to conduct field recording expeditions in urban settings like Tokyo, Paris, and Prague to more remote regions such as the Amazon rainforest.

A longtime obsession with photography keeps the balance with a visual component to his sound work, his practice in both fields utilizing the same processes of sampling from his surroundings and recontextualizing the material. His ongoing “Harsh Walls” series has documented the weathered surfaces of city streets from Greece to Thailand and countless places in between since 2014. These abstract photographs have been commissioned for cover art by bands like xQST and Diminished Men, as well as being included in art exhibitions throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia and internationally through The Wrong Biennale.

Having laid his hat in many places over the years, he currently lives and works in Saskatoon, located on Treaty 6 Territory in the homeland of the Cree and Métis, the traditional territories of the Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota.