Barbara Ess, musician and No Wave photographer, dies at 73
Barbara Ess, musician and photographer of the no wave scene in New York, has handed away, Artforum reports. Tim Davis, Affiliate Professor at Bard Faculty confirmed the news on social networks Thursday night (March 4). She was 73 years outdated.
Ess co-founded the feminine trio Y Pants with Gail Vachon and Virginia Piersol in 1979. The group recorded an EP within the Nineteen Eighties. Little music, with Glenn Branca earlier than releasing their self-titled album in 1982. The band disbanded with out releasing one other album, however Ess continued to make music, collaborating with Branca within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. She additionally carried out with the Disband and the Static teams. In 2001, she launched an album known as Radio guitar with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh and Thurston Moore’s label Ecstatic Peace launched the challenge.
Ess has developed a profession as a photographer along with her work as a musician and multimedia work on the publication. Simply one other asshole. A lot of her images have been large-scale pinhole work – a observe she resumed in 1983. A guide of her pinhole work I’m not this physique was launched in 2005. A few of his later work surveillance examined on the border between america and Mexico. She joined the pictures division at Bard Faculty in 1997, the place she taught all through her life.