International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music
WHO: Canadian artist, producer and composer Constantine Katsiris and Vancouver-based video artist Ian Ross, primarily known as C130
STYLE: Abstract minimalism, ambient microsound and noise, experiments in psychoacoustics, immersive audio-reactive geometric visuals
LATEST WORK: Tracks on compilations Experimental Underground Survey: Canada – Unexplained Sounds (2016) and Synthesis Volume 2 – Urban Arts Berlin (2015)
LABELS: No Type & Panospria, Le Son 666, Oral
MORE: Performed at MUTEK for the first time since its debut, the artists’ newest audiovisual piece was developed for the Eye of the Storm concert series at Vancouver’s Rio Theatre
MUTEKs: Montréal: 2006
At home in extreme sound atmospheres, Scant Intone pushes the limits of sonic perception in his granular atmospheres, merging low level buzz into gurgling melody, crescendos of glitchy, warbling synths and densely textured samples into deep listening drones or a repeated low frequency boom. Live and on record, he mixes composed digital sounds and errors, incorporating elements of field recordings, radio frequencies, hand drawn waveforms and raw data.
Composing and recording electronic music since the mid-1990s, Katsiris founded Internet label Panospria in 2004 and sub-label No Type Records in 2007. He’s released four solo full length albums and numerous compilation tracks as Scant Intone and is a prolific collaborator with like minded audio and video artists (Michael Red and souns, Ignacio Ruz, the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble, among them). He’s also supported electronic, experimental and improvised music as host of several music events, from lectures and soundwalks to the concert series Quiet City. Katsiris has toured and broadcast internationally and showcased his work in exhibitions and screenings at galleries and festivals around the world.
Intent on immersing viewers in surreal spaces, video artist C130 uses footage he shoots himself, found footage and 3D motion graphics to craft multi-layered, music reactive geometrically patterned visuals. A notable fixture in Vancouver’s techno underground for his visuals as well as a producer of sample rich minimal tech house, he’s created A/V shows for Sandwell District, Efdemin, Tomas Jirku, Dasha Rush, Chambers, Kafka, Souns and several other producers and musicians since 2013.
Scant Intone and C130 perform their latest audiovisual collaboration at MUTEK, pulling the audience into a tunnel of sub bass drone and layered microsounds in body vibrating sonics and spinning structural visuals in the A/Visions theatre environment.