On the occasion of the Met "Live in HD" broadcast of The Tempest
by Thomas Adès, here's a poem inspired by one of his orchestral works.
Simon Rattle paired Mahler's 5th Symphony with Adès' 4-movement symphonic tone poem
Asyla (the plural of Asylum) for his first program as the new director of the Berlin Philharmonic a decade ago. It's 3rd movement is a symphonic evocation of club music, and its title, Ecstasio is as rich a play on word as is Asyla.
III. what is this
out of even
as Hamlet’s wound
IV. so much
tuned to another
to find it.