Following our site ecology survey at each of the Living Symphonies locations, we aggregate the survey data to produce a precise spatial map of the flora inhabiting our 600m2 area of the forest. This charts exactly what trees and plants are found within each square metre, and is a vital step towards developing the composition. The same map feeds into the Conductor system that generates the appropriate musical motifs for the ecosystem, distributing them across the space so that each sounding element is heard next to the plant species in question.
We have now completed all of the site ecology surveys for the Living Symphonies 2014 tour. Presented below are the ecological maps of each of the four locations. Circles denote trees, with the patchwork squares denoting ground flora, shrubs and bushes; for clarity, only the single most salient or abundant species for each square-metre is shown.
A key to abbreviations and symbols is presented beneath.
Key to Terrain
Key to Trees
|Cy||Lawson Cypress||DF||Douglas Fir|
|WH||Western Hemlock||NS||Norway Spruce|
Cartographic element designs courtesy of Patrick Fry.