A project by Dario Arvigo

The island of Bergeggi is a small cone of limestone rock located 250 mt from the coast. It had strategic importance since the Roman Empire and from the IV century AD, it became a monastic refuge. Nowadays the island is the heart of the protected sea area (Area Marina Protetta) for its archaeological sites and biological richness.

This project started with the ambition of recording sounds from a place that hasn’t free access. With this composition, I’ve tried to give a soundscape with the peculiarities of this area, from the noisy flocks of seagulls to the immersive sea caves.

Thanks to: Andrea Alliri (geologist and guide) and Simone Bava (director of the AMP) that made this project possible.

All the recorded samples are available in their library category, while the narrative can be enjoyed here.