ERIC PARREN

ERIC PARREN 2008-2017
THE LAST FLIGHT OF SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR

The Last Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour is a live coding audio performance. It uses the original audio from the official NASA video that documents the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station. The performance is an homage to the scientists and engineers who have worked on space shuttle missions and it commemorates the 25 flights the Endeavour took in its lifespan. In the performance the audio is manipulated in a live coded environment, meaning that nothing that happens to the sound is pre-programmed. The performance builds from a speech sample to a wall of sound to mimic the astronaut's experience of being launched into a space.