William Winant is an avant-garde percussionist who has performed and collaborated with musicians musical acts as diverse as Sonic Youth, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn, and Oingo Boingo. He has studied with James Tenney, Steve Reich, and John Bergamo, played music with The Kronos String Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Roscoe Mitchell, Keith Jarrett, and Yo-Yo Ma, and has recorded music with Christian Wolff and Danny Elfman.
Winant has been timpanist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, as well as principal percussionist with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. He is currently principal percussionist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the John Zorn Chamber Ensemble, and has been the percussionist with the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle since 1995.
As part of the American Triptych residency, William returns to work with our ANAM musicians in this open-lesson masterclass.
William Winant percussion
William Winant's residency is supported by the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne