Drum & Lace, aka Sofia Hultquist, is an Italian composer, sound artist & performer. Raised in Florence, Italy she received her Undergraduate Degree from Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring & Composition) and Masters Degree (Music Technology) from NYU.
Inspired by interesting sounds and cinematic elements, Drum & Lace melds together sampled field recordings and lush layers of synths to create densely textural and beat-heavy music, greatly drawing from film music, music concrete and modern electronica. Her ambient and chamber work also gathers inspiration from nature & natural sounds, as well as the juxtaposition of unlikely sounds with one another.
Her composition work includes writing for fashion, dance, theater, and commercials for clients such as NARS, Always, Saudade Theatre, Tanya Taylor and Girls Who Code. Her feature-length film credits include “The First Monday in May” (dir. Andrew Rossi) , “The Gospel According to André” (dir. Kate Novack), “Love & Bananas” (dir. Ashley Bell), ”Invisible Hands” (dir. Shraysi Tandon) & upcoming “At The Heart of Gold” (dir. Erin Lee Carr).
Recent performances include The Echo Society VI: Family (USA ), Immersive Quad Soundbath at Echo Park Rising (USA) & “Debussy e la Natura” at Festa Dell’Opera 2018 (Italy).