Hello. my name is Jen. i am the square root of evil. The square root of evil is not any more evil than you are, btw. I make music on my computer. sometimes i use controllers too. Now that i have my midi cable to sync things up you may even see my gameboy. my music has been described as quirky, breakcore, 8 bit, glitch, and more. i just like to make semi-fast songs with dumb melodies. hopefully you will enjoy them. either way, feel free to contact me via

April 9, 2012 - Communikey 2012

It’s true! I’m playing a show in Colorado on Apr 26 as part of the fantastic Communikey Festival, and needless to say I am beyond stoked. Expect to hear all sorts of beeps and bloops from me, mostly my own, but I might also squeeze a few other people in there too. It’s gonna rule. And I’m gonna have a lot of fun. <3

November 7, 2011 - PLAID

I am opening for Plaid on Nov 21!!!!!! HI AM SO EXCITED! And nervous, but more excited. I have 1 new song but will try to make another one in time. Now onto practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! and practicing! HOLYCRAP.

May 16, 2011 - I <3 the local scene

i played a show on sat at the zoo zhop. AND IT WAS AWESOME. great crowd, and great people to play with!!!!

March 1, 2011 - Utopia!!!

Utopia Flyer- March 5 at W2

i am playing this saturday…saturday…saturday as part of the Utopia festival at W2 in Vancouver. this is gonna be an absolutely amazing day, so many superrad people are playing, and they all happen to be women! i am pretty stoked for Isis Salam and Tanya Tagaq, Peaches is gonna slay and i can’t wait to hear Blontron’s set!

Blondtron and i will also be doing an Ableton workshop at 5:15, so come on by and watch me be hella nervous. making people dance is easy, talking to a bunch of strangers is intimidating, but i am one who rises to challenges. 🙂

it’s pretty much an all day affair, although most of the shows will be after 10. go to their site for tickets. stoked stoked stoked!!!!!!!!!

i’m gonna bring the oooontz (and the bleeps- also, some squelch) so please put on your dancing shoes. mine are silver and glittery, btw.

July 5, 2010 - internet hearts

both shows made my heart explode.

june 18’s show was amazing, the crowd was super cool, full of lots of friends and a few new faces. due to time constraints, i didn’t get to play my whole set as the square root, but i did have a lot of fun playing the hardware set with something pretty, and hope to do that again sometime soon. my truncated laptop set was full of all the crazy fast ones though, so that was fun. 😀

the show on the 3rd, at sequential circus, was also incredible. i was a bit nervous about being on last, cause crowds tend to disperse before then, but i was pleasantly surprised by the amount of people around, and totally stoked when they were all dancing like crazy! lots even kept up when i ramped up to my 180bpm songs! 😉 tons of people came up and chatted to me during and after my set, i seriously really appreciate when people tell me they like it, cause it’s hard to tell when bright lights are in your face sometimes. there will be an audio recording surfacing sometime soon, and some video too! the other acts were really awesome, noodly melodies from wesley dysart, crazy bangers from jonnay, and a very fantastic set from dark arps. i unfortunately missed the others, but heard very good things. thanks so so so much to the peeps who put on the show, it’s so great to have support in this city.

internet hearts!!! <3<3<3<3

June 15, 2010 - muuuutek and more

that was so much fun! fun to see friends from all over the place, fun to see artists i love dearly, fun to hear panel discussions and interviews, fun to dance till the wee wee hours, and extra fun to play for some dancing mutek people! it was an awesome show, one of my best ever!!!!

i have 2 shows in vancouver coming up, the first one in on june 18 at the Zhoo Zhop, this is going to be a lot of fun, I know all the other artists involved and they’re all super rad. I am going to even play with “Something Pretty” before my SROE set using (gasp) hardware!

And on July 3rd I am playing at Open Studios with a massive slew of REALLY talented Vancouver people. Come support the scene! There will be something for everyone style wise. 🙂

May 26, 2010 - holy crap

so…….i’m playing mutek on june 4th!!! that’s fubar. i’m really excited to play in la belle province. i’m even cracking out the controllers!!!! 😉 it will be super fun, playing with old skool internet friends citifono. please come by if you can, it’s freeeeeeeee!!!

and july 3rd in vancouver, i’ll be at open studios for the 7th installment of sequential circus. i promise to make you, yes you, dance. if not, i’ll buy you a beer.

eeek! yay! eeek! yay!

March 15, 2010 - with captain ahab!!!

Waaaaaay back in 2004, I think maybe even my 2nd real show, I opened for this crazy act called Captain Ahab. I had heard of the them through electronic scene (OG FTW), but nothing prepared me for the amazing amazingness of what i saw. amazing. i’ll be playing too, but really, go for them.


Captain Ahab (LA)


The Square Root of Evil




Baboon Torture Division


with Djs Brad Winter (cpuclub) and Pussy 4 2 (Johnny Kasiuk)


We are very proud to have Captain Ahab up here on tour from LA to play the wildest ever show at ROY G BIV on a freakin Monday night! If you haven’t heard this group check em out cause they do an intense performance you don’t wanna miss. This is gonna be the most entertaining dance party Vancouver has ever seen basically.

ROY G BIV call your friends.

January 18, 2010 - first show in a year!!!

this ain’t your mommy’s or daddy’s dubstep.

this is bigger, fatter, stronger, looser, harsher…

Zebra Pulse (Edmonton) bring you loosey goosey dumpstep noize. tapes and noise electronics clash with prepared records, clarinet blasts and sweat.

The Square Root of Evil (Vancouver) plays hyper 8-bit breakcore that’ll make your head spin.

Pack Animal (Vancouver) is a collaboration between members of Ahna and Holzkopf. the thrash of old school digital hardcore meets searing psychadelic noise. just to point out that cuts on a ghetto blaster can be used as a weapon.

Doctor Dad’s Sound Lab (Vancouver) is neo-new age. Tangerine Dream-esque soundscapes. Clear your head. Forget your troubles.

Dj’s Davidsmind and Brad Winter will be playing mutated dance hits all night, so put on yer dance related footwear.

$5-10 sliding scale for ya high rollers and you poor bums
at the Zoo Zhop (223 Main), Vancouver.

We won’t be serving, so it’s BYOB and please, no smoking.

March 16, 2009 - i lied

another show coming up this saturday!!! how could i turn down a rubik’s cube theme??? it will be a short and sweet set, get your dancing shoes on. 🙂 im very excited!

i’ve been working on a neat project for “some assembly required”, deadline is tomorrow so gotta finish up! it’s fun. and then i plan to make tons of new music. TONS!

and…. i’m going to update this website very soon. new pics for starters…

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