July 7th, 2010
By Michel Gaubert
(Last updated: September 11th, 2012)

TIMOTHY ANDRES / SHY AND MIGHTY
BY MICHEL GAUBERT

At the age of 24, Timothy Andres, whose influences include John Adams, Philip Glass and Brahms, has written ten movements for two pianos. These are elemental musical scores from a composer who uses piano keys as if they were on an electronic keyboard.

Astonishing compositions such as "Antennae" and "How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas" have moved American critics to observe that this new music cannot be intimidating when it is played with such delicacy and zest, or even that his compositions demonstrate that his musical education closely incorporates such elements from his environment as graphic art, technology, photography and cooking.

Timothy Andres has just released his first album "Shy and Mighty", under the prestigious Nonesuch label and he has been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to compose a work of chamber music, which will be conducted by John Adams.

1 - Antennae (Album Version)
2 - How Can I Live In Your World Of Ideas (Album Version)

Nonesuch Records 2010