koru

Koru

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 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. Listen to Koru:

A recording of a walk through Koru.
Recorded by: Ernst van der Loo

(Koru's size is variable)

In September 2007 Koru was adapted for a special exhibition in the City Hall of the Hague during the Todays Art festival.