About Current Residents

Altea Narici

Altea Narici is a traveling musician and artist from Italy, researching ecology and wildlife-related topics through performance, composition and community projects. She plays cello and sings across repertoires, from classical to traditional music to improvisation, and creates original songs about her travels and connection to the natural world. She writes on www.heronontheroof.com.

Since 2018 Altea collaborates with wildlife researchers and science communicators, both as an artist and as a research assistant on the field, exploring new creative approaches in outreach using art and creativity and involving diverse audiences.

She’ll soon record her first compilation of original songs, and she’s raising funds for her first editorial project for children about wildlife conservation, in collaboration with Claudia Cesarini and 4 environmental associations from Italy, UK and the USA.

In 2020 she embarked on her first solo project to America, the New Worlds Project supported by the FUP Friends of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation: the project will resume in 2022 bringing her again to the Sitka Center and across the North American West, following migratory routes of birds and whales, and connecting with local communities and conservation organizations along the way.