Silba Dance for Piano
"The basic musical elements are taken from a folk dance of the Island of Silba. Originally, it was performed on a folk instrument called "lira" (short-necked lute type of chordophones), similar to the "lijerica" from Dubrovnik. I drew inspiration from those original interpretations that I had heard in my childhood since later performances switched to accordion and lost all its authenticity.
To compose the piece I followed the resonances created by the sound of the simple, yet powerful instrument and the image of circular motions to recreate the magic of the dance ritual. " (Igor Kuljeric)