Ola Gjeilo - Composer of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
The contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo wrote "The Lake Isle" in 2015. Born in Norway in 1978, Gjeilo moved to the United States in 2001 to begin his composition studies at the Julliard School. Presently a full-time composer based in New York City, he is also very interested in film, and his music often draws inspiration from movies and cinematic music. His concert works are performed all over the world. The musical composition in itself is a microcosm of collaborative convergence utilizing string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello), keyboard, steel-stringed guitar and vocal ensemble as the sources of sound. None of the above elements predominate as a single entity; the different elements combine to make one whole.