Mezzo and Baritone soloists, SATB Chorus, chamber orchestra
Nuclear Dreams: an Oral History of the Hanford Site is a concert-length work exploring the stories and night dreams of those who lived or worked on the land that became the site of the B Reactor, the first full production plutonium reactor in history, part of the Manhattan Project. Plutonium from the B Reactor was used for the Trinity test explosion and the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
There will be much more about this project soon. A lot of information can be found on the Facebook event for the premiere.
Below is a video made from the audio recording of opening night, of the piece “Atomic Soldiers.”