“Donnellan explores the curative potential of sound in ingenious sonic pieces.” -Aiden Dunne in the Irish Times today.
“In Cercle, Donnellan explores various aspects of the healing, therapeutic qualities of sound, drawing on several alternative therapies and theories. They begin with the meditative Buddhist practice of drawing a circle, Enso. Then on to the Solfeggio frequencies, a family of frequencies claimed to produce healing tones, and 432 Hertz music tuning, claimed to be more beneficial in many ways than the standard 440 Hertz tuning in general use. All are incorporated or expressed in blown glass works, some of which are used as amplifiers. It amounts to a subtle, engrossing body of work.”