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para by para

February 23 7:00 pm 11:30 pm

para by para

para by para is a (hyper)active listening party featuring performances by sound artists Slow Rose and jeremy +/ kennedy, under her new moniker D.J. Again. para by para tiptoes the edge of the event horizon, taking an expansive approach to composition, with instrumentation that encompasses sound, movement, immersive/multichannel video, and you.

Pull up a chair.

Friday February 23rd
Human Resources

Doors at 7:30pm
8pm Performances


Slow Rose
Four Fours (Work in Progress) 

Four Fours is a collaborative composition with four video scores for four performers. Each score consists of imagery that one member of Slow Rose has collected for another member—leading or misleading the other in visual rhythms, color, and abstraction while continuing to actively listen and respond to the group in their ongoing improvisational practice. The audience is invited to view, listen, and explore space + time along with the performers.

jeremy +/ kennedy

2024 Mixes 4 2004 DJs by D.J. Again 

After a 20 year hiatus, LA-based artist Jeremy Kennedy marks her return to the hazardous electronic playground of outbound, beat-driven sound under the telling new moniker, D.J. Again. Though the tag quickly suggests many narratives threatening to create their own feedback loops, Kennedy embraces them, allowing the D.J. Again production style to empty out the escapism at the range that you want both in reflection and present tense with a designer lo-fi aesthetic that only the moaning highlights of a half-broken, semi-affordable PA system could muse upon. 

For para by para, she will be presenting a blend of newly constructed tracks combined with essential sips of unreleased material from the artist’s ghost-of-EDM-past as a disjunctive two-channel composition where sound meets event-specific projection, in collaboration with John Dawson and Alee Peoples.

More than leftfield leftovers, this curated collection captures the heavily-syncopated post-trap drum lines and computer noise of the existing genre, with a harder brutalist push toward the future soundsystem. A self-designed remix of identity.


para by para is curated by Emji Saint Spero.


Slow Rose is Chris Nowak, James Aranda, Paul Carter, and Pauline Lay. They perform on bass, guitar, drums, and violin–varying between structured and unstructured moments, often durational and exploratory.

Ig @slooowrose @paulinelay @crisp_r @jac.aranda.blue @whereisthey

Jeremy Kennedy (b. 01.01.1980) has been creating and exhibiting art and ideas in community and academic settings since the mid-1990s. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2009, the largely self-taught artist spent over a decade living and working in Bloomington, Indiana. Her pieces and projects have been featured in publications and journals internationally, and in galleries, streets, backyards, and basements across the U.S. 

Her practice as an active sound-maker (i.e.: composer, performer, producer of designed(?) sound), both informs and is informed in equal relation to the other aspects of her art. Behind these scenes, she is the remaining member / now operator of the fairweather micro-label, The Fuck Me Stupid Mountain Princess Recording Collective (FMSMPRC). 

As co-founder, playwright, and reluctant performer with P/Sicho Street Theater Company, she produces collaborative radio/audio theatre productions and site-specific works for stage & salon. She can be found in print as the author of A Gamble in this Dress, Free Flyer (Volume One), NOTE TO SEA, was a contributing essayist/editor of Cry List, and is a founding editor of the artbook/poetry imprint Rebel Hands Press. Her new book, Mandatory Administrative Leave is forthcoming Spring 2024 from Make Now Books.