Lukas Papenfusscline performs both very old and very modern music in collaborative spaces. Fusing ancient sounds with interdisciplinary experimentation and improvisation, they use queer temporality to connect disparate worlds through performance.
A sought-after vocalist in opera and crossover genres, Lukas specializes in medieval and new music, while also leading a band, mammifères, that adapts traditional songs through ethnic chaos. As a theatre artist, they create, direct, and produce intimate performance based on found material, embodied research, and alternative documentation.
They have recently appeared at the Wallis Theatre, Getty Villa, NYPL, La MaMa, Joe's Pub, Dixon Place, Club Passim, Bowery Electric, montez press radio, and New Ohio.
"...the primordial ooze of nature itself, with familiar songs hissed into being slowly and deliberately, faded and torn from the journey..."
"a terrifying tone transforming the songs of our centuries into the rantings of madmen. Essential, in all meanings of the word; a divine, disquieting artifact of the folkways."