WILLIAM WINANT, percussion, is described as “one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today” according to Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times. William 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, Steve Reich, the Kronos String Quartet, and Frank Zappa, among others. He has made over 100 recordings, covering a wide variety of genres, and many important composers have written works for him. He has appeared as percussion soloist with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Mavericks series. He teaches at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and is an Artist-In-Residence at Mills College.