Bill Etra, American inventor, Died at 69

Bill Etra was born on March 27, 1947, and died on August 26, 2016.

He was a live video pioneer and the co-inventor (with Steve Rutt) of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer.

He worked briefly as a professional cameraman, then studied film at NYU.

Bill Etra teaching experimental television at NYU before he graduated.

During 1971, Etra and video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka started a performance space at The Kitchen.

With the Rutt-Etra synthesizer, Etra made Narcissikon with his wife Louise.

Which was my first Rutt-Etra piece.