Koru is the result of a research in the possibilities to combine electronics and pneumatics to create a sound sculpture. Koru plays with rhythm and tone and freely transforms one into the other. The amount of light determines Koru's "mood" from slow breathing to active tone bursts.
Koru is Maori for the spiral shaped newborn fern leaves. Using this shape Koru performs a plantlike dance given by the wind.
Koru contains microcontrollers and analog electronics to control the pneumatic valves and is constructed to be weather proof. The microcontrollers were programmed to be "intelligent" using the C programming language.
Koru was awarded a honorary mention in Concours Internationaux de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2008, "6e catégorie : œuvre pour l'installation sonore ou l'environnement"
(Koru's size is variable)