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This excerpt from the 4-channel Afterimage Requiem sound component features the end of a sequence portraying the process of Uranium enrichment via an apparatus called the Calutron. It transitions into the penultimate sequence of the work, a nighttime scene with rainfall upon the desert as the early hour of the Trinity Test approaches. A player piano ploddingly plays “Don’t Fence Me In” (popularized by Roy Rogers in 1944) here ironically evoking the utter secrecy of the Manhattan Project which was soon to end with the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Total duration of full length audio is 32 minutes, 31 seconds.