2023 Festival

Symphonic Cinema [FREE]

This special program features two dynamic pairings for a unique cinematic experience. Heartland Klezmorim will perform live to Charlie Chaplain’s THE IMMIGRANT. Next up: Collaborators Lorelei d’Andriole Jones and Jean Knific explore how their relationship to their musical instruments radically changed as they came into their identities as trans women. In this expanded cinema performance, Jones and Knific explore the question: how does a trans woman play _____? Jones will also be screening selected works that explore queer identity from 2018-2022.

Lansing Public Media Center / 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48910 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: FREE


Artist Information

Heartland Klezmorim Bio

Heartland Klezmorim, Michigan’s only traditional klezmer band, began their musical journey in 2006 performing old-time klezmer music. Since that time, their repertoire has expanded to performing jazz interpretations of klezmer music, music from the Yiddish Theater, and performing as a pit band for a vaudeville show. Heartland Klezmorim observes the traditions in klezmer music as well as adding a few new sounds.

Artist Information

Lorelei d’Andriole Jones Bio

Lorelei d’Andriole Jones (she/her/hers) is an intermedia artist, educator, and writer whose work is at the intersections of transgender and sound studies. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jones toured across the country in punk bands and played hundreds of shows in venues ranging from house shows to amphitheaters while earning her BFA in New Media from the University of Central Oklahoma (Magna Cum Laude) in 2018. She went on to earn her MA and MFA with honors from the University of Iowa’s Intermedia program, where she received the Len Everett Award for Excellence and the Stanley Fellowship for International Research. She has shown work nationally at universities, galleries, and festivals including University of Arkansas’s sUgAR Gallery, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Public Space One’s Open-Air Media Festival in Iowa City, IA. As production director at KRUI 89.7 FM from 2018-2021, Jones hosted an experimental radio art program where she did weekly broadcasts for three years. Jones is currently a visual arts fellow at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art in New York City, NY and an Assistant Professor in Electronic Art and Intermedia at Michigan State University.