In Progress: Lykanthea

About the Artist

Lykanthea is Lakshmi Ramgopal: an electro-ambient musician based in Chicago and New York. Her performances feature synths, harmonium drones, live choirs, and vocal improvisation that draw on traditional Carnatic techniques. Ramgopal’s debut EP, Migration, drew praise from the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Noisey, which stated, "Lykanthea’s soundscapes are about crafting an overall echo of a memory." In addition to appearances at NYU, Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ramgopal is the creator of sound installations like Prex Gemina, exhibited at the American Academy in Rome where she was awarded the Rome Prize, and Maalai, which explores themes of Indian womanhood in response to her grandmother’s recent death.