Luise Wolf – Tiefenresonanz. Klang, Körper und die Erfahrung sonischer Materialität von Drone Music (Transcript, book)

Following Harry Sword's »Monolithic Undertow: In Search of Sonic Oblivion« from the summer of 2020, here’s another writer who dedicates herself to the topic of drone music. Scholar and journalist Luise Wolf's German-language book »Tiefenresonanz. Klang, Körper und die Erfahrung sonischer Materialität von Drone Music« (»Depth Resonance. Sound, Body and the Experience of Sonic Materiality in Drone Music«) is not so much about the historiography of a … can we actually talk about a genre? A mode of expression? An aesthetic attitude? The point of departure for Wolf, at least, is a personal, physical, and indeed sonic experience: a performance by music producer Bobby Krlic with his project The Haxan Cloak. Accordingly, her exploration of the, well, depths below sub-bass frequencies, guided by a cultural studies approach as well as psychoacoustic ideas, is subjectively coloured and inherently lively. An appropriate approach to the exploration of what Wolf calls »body music«.