Percussionist William Winant has performed in all manner of avant- garde lineups. He's toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan, with such musicians as Cecil Taylor, Kronos Quartet, Thurston Moore, and Steve Reich. A founding member of the critically praised Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio, Winant plays with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Anthony Braxton's Challenge Trio, and Room, a new music group with Larry Ochs of Rova and Chris Brown. Winant played under the direction of Pierre Boulez in the 1989 Ojai Music Festival, and has made first recordings of the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Wendy Reid, and more. The late '90s found him on the music faculty at Mills College and appearing as guest lecturer at various California universities.