Poema Místico is a kind of lyric poem that moves between serene meditation and severe action. Each instrument is given an opportunity to explore both quiet ruminations and violent episodes: hushed ostinato rhythms and lyrical melodies are often antagonized into fury, only to abate once again. Born from a germinal musical idea, the single-movement work explores facets of mysticism: calm and meditative moments are interspersed with sections of rhythmic intensity, creating a sound world which alternates between both the gentle and the wild energies of mystical and spiritual discovery and experience.