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). In November 2018 she was a featured panelist and participant at Ableton’s Loop summit in Los Angeles, CA.
Drum & Lace is based in Los Angeles, CA.