15 17 Oct '24

Sofia Hultquist

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WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Drum & Lace, aka Sofia degli Alessandri-Hultquist, is an artist and composer from Florence, Italy. Her music has been described as being genre-fluid and having a "chameleon-like nature" (A Closer Listen), melding together sampled field recordings, lush layers of synths, chamber instruments and electronic beats. She draws inspiration from film music, music concrete and nature to create textural electronica, often blending unlikely sounds with one another.

Drum & Lace’s composition work includes music for film/tv, as well as music for dance, theater, and other mixed media. Notable film and tv work includes AppleTV+ Original Series ‘Dickinson’, 20th Century Studios’ ‘Rosaline’’ and ‘Summering’ (Sundance 2022), as well as upcoming feature narratives ‘Red White & Royal Blue’ for Amazon Studios and Lionsgate horror ‘Cobweb’.

Her debut LP Natura, released in 2022 on ambient vinyl label Past Inside the Present, features appearances from the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) and Italian drummer Valentina Magaletti, and was been mixed by Paul Corley (Liminal / Sigur Ros) and mastered by Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv). The LP was recorded, composed and produced at Drum & Lace's home studio in Los Angeles, primarily during the course of winter 2020 into early 2021. Natura draws greatly from the juxtaposition of natural and artificial sounds, exploring this concept through manipulated field recordings, voice, modular synth and string ensemble.

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