Lukas Papenfusscline performs both ancient and contemporary works in almost exclusively collaborative spaces. Fusing traditional performance practice with interdisciplinary experimentation and improvisation, they seek to connect our world to that of our wilder ancestors. 

As a vocalist, Lukas sings new music that expands the understanding of the performer as participant and witness as well as medieval and renaissance repertoire that challenges our expectations of those genres. As a theatre artist, they perform, direct, and produce intimate performances based on found material, embodied research, and ancient documentation. 

Recent projects include Frankenstein at the Wallis Theatre in Los Angeles, &CRISEYDE with Experimental Bitch Presents and the NYPL, Katabasis with fourlarks at the Getty Villa, Bottom Feeder at Dixon Place, and a workshop of Kate Soper's new opera The Romance of the Rose. Alongside their band, mammifères, they released Olema in 2018, and have appeared at Rockwood, Bowery Electric, montez press radio, Club Passim, and Radio Bean. With Ran Blake, in France at Le Petit Faucheux, Collectif PAN, and Jazzdor.  

"...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."

- Cover Lay Down