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Saffron workshop Drum & Lace


Tech Dissect w/ Drum & Lace

28th September 2023

7.30 PM BST

£7.21 or free for Saffron Members

Saffron’s monthly workshops are part of the Saffron Members Club, but non-members who are women, non-binary people, trans or gender non-conforming folks may also purchase a ticket.


What’s the difference between music production and film scoring and what do you need to consider when moving into this area? In our September Tech Dissect workshop, Italian artist and composer, Sofia degli Alessandri-Hultquist aka Drum & Lace will talk about how she got into this area of the industry before sharing her advice for anyone looking to follow in her footsteps. 

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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 musical education started at Berklee College of Music, where she studied in the Film Scoring & Composition program, before continuing her masters at New York University (Music Technology / 3D Audio). Her background in both scoring and band worlds have lead to her composition work including music for film/tv, as well as music for dance, theater, and other mixed media. 

Notable film and television work includes AppleTV+ Original Series ‘Dickinson’, 20th Century Studios’ comedyRosaline’, NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ and drama ‘Summering’ (Sundance 2022). Drum & Lace’s releases in 2023 include LGBTQ+ feature romantic comedy ‘Red White & Royal Blue’ for Amazon Studios, which is based on the NY Times best-selling novel by Casey McQuiston (directed by TONY award winning playwright Matthew Lopez), and Lionsgate horror film ‘Cobweb’, directed by Samuel Bodin (Netflix’s Marianne).

In 2022, Drum & Lace released her debut LP Natura on ambient vinyl label Past Inside the Present, which features appearances from the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) and Italian drummer Valentina Magaletti. This marked her first LP after a string of EPs, singles and soundtrack releases in previous years under the Drum & Lace moniker. Natura draws greatly from the juxtaposition of natural and artificial sounds, exploring this concept through manipulated field recordings, voice, modular synth and string ensemble. It was mixed by Paul Corley (Liminal / Sigur Ros) and mastered by Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv). Her most recent release, Frost EP, is a collection of ambient works that explore the use of voice and electronic textures to create hypnotic and soothing soundscapes. 

She’s currently working on her second LP, which will likely be due out in 2024. 

Drum & Lace is currently based in London, UK.




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