William Winant

William Winant, "one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today" according to Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times, has collaborated with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Keith Jarrett, Anthony Braxton, James Tenney, Cecil Taylor, Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Steve Reich and Musicians, Jean-Philippe Collard, Frederic Rzewski, Ursula Oppens, Joan LaBarbara, the Kronos String Quartet,and Frank Zappa. He is principal percussionist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the John Zorn Chamber Ensemble. Since 1995 he has been the percussionist with the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle, has made two recordings (Disco Volante and California on Warner Brothers), and has toured throughout the world with the group. In March of 1997, he participated in the world premiere of Lou Harrison's "Rhymes with Silver" with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Mark Morris Dance Group, and subsequently, has toured the piece throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Japan with that group.

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