Thetford: Research Trip #3

An exhausting but fruitful day in Thetford Forest on Tuesday, dedicated to surveying the 600m2 area that Living Symphonies will take place over. Huge thanks to Neal Armour-Chelu, the Forestry Commission’s regional ecologist, who patiently assisted in identifying the huge variety of flora and fauna we came across.

The data for this survey will form the fundamental building blocks behind the prototype of the piece in September, enabling us to accurately map out the site and create a highly detailed simulation of the forest. Each plant, animal and insect will then be linked to musical motifs that will be heard back across the forest site.