In celebration of the release of Jai Alai magazine # [ ] (the Empty Set Issue), a zine-version of the journal created in collaboration with Books Are Nice, Editor J.V. Portela presents Paraprosdokian, a multi-genre performance during Miami's favorite annual concert, Sweatstock.
Paraprosdokian is a group of artists concerned with exploring new modes of ekphrastic and collaborative interaction between music and rhetoric. Through live performances and recorded projects, it seeks to recontextualize works that are visual or textual in nature, and thus elevate the role of musical accompaniment from that of illumination to dialogue. The group also aims to preserve important cultural artifacts by infusing them with an aesthetically contemporary sensibility—this is accomplished through the use of modern improvisational composition and technology-based extended techniques. Its members currently include Nick Deluca on percussion and Bryan Anthony Aguilar Romero on guitar.