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Morning Concert:
William Winant

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 118 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

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Percussionist William Winant was born in Los Angeles to a family of accomplished actors and musicians. He studied at Los Angeles City College and Cal Arts before doing advanced studies at York University in Toronto in 1979. He returned to the West Coast to study with composer Lou Harrison at Mills College in Oakland and has performed with the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio. Charles Amirkhanian interviews this gifted Bay Area instrumentalist. (from KPFA Folio)

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Invocations to Vahaken, Op. 54 [excerpt] (1945) / Alan Hovhaness -- Toki No Mon (”A Gate into Infinity”) (1988) / Somei Satoh -- Invocations to Vahaken, Op. 54 [excerpt] (1945) / Alan Hovhaness -- Set of Five [1st & 2nd movements] (1940) / Henry Cowell
Performers:  Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio:
William Winant, percussion
David Abel, violin
Julie Steinberg, piano
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Winant, William; 20th century classical; New music; Percussion and piano music; Trios (Piano, percussion, violin)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Winant, William; Abel, David, 1935-; Steinberg, Julie; Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000; Satoh, Somei, 1947-; Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
Recording Date:  5/23/1991
First Broadcast Date:  5/23/1991
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Varied Trio [three movements] (1987) / Lou Harrison -- The wonderful widow of eighteen springs [text by James Joyce] (1942) / John Cage -- Nowth upon nacht [text by James Joyce] (1984) / John Cage -- Canticle No. 3 (1942, rev 1989) / Lou Harrison -- Ariadne (1987) / Lou Harrison -- A Flower / John Cage
Performers:  William Winant, percussion ; closed piano (all selections ; Flower)
David Abel, violin (Varied)
Julie Steinberg, piano (Varied)
Joan La Barbara, vocals (Merry ; Nowth ; Flower)
Leta Miller, ocarina; flute (Canticle ; Ariadne)
Robert Strizich, guitar (Canticle)
David Rosenthal, snare drum (Canticle)
Todd Manley, cow bells (Canticle)
Scott Evans, metal pipe (Canticle)
Daniel Kennedy, bells (Canticle)
David Russell Davies, conductor (Canticle)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; New Music
Subject:  Winant, William; 20th century classical; New music; Trios (Piano, percussion, violin); Songs with percussion; Septets (Ocarina, guitar, percussion); Flute and percussion music; Songs with piano
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Winant, William; Abel, David, 1935-; Steinberg, Julie; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; La Barbara, Joan, 1947-; Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Miller, Leta E.; Strizich, Robert; Rosenthal, David, 1952-; Manley, Todd; Evans, Scott (Percussionist); Kennedy, Daniel; Davies, Dennis Russell
Recording Date:  5/23/1991
First Broadcast Date:  5/23/1991
 
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