Jessie Lausé is a composer and saxophonist from central Kentucky. Their work explores the most ambiguous and campy aspects of popular culture and surrealism through cerebral and silly polytonality, subversive theatrical technique, and experimental sound practices both electronic and acoustic. Jessie holds a bachelor’s degree in arts administration from Butler University. They are currently pursuing a master’s in music composition at the University of Colorado Boulder where they study with Annika Socolofsky and serve as an instructor of music technology. When not composing, Jessie spends their free time watching Rupaul’s Drag Race with their cats, Gubaidulina and Mr. Bear.