Last year, having barely dipped his toes into his 30s, musician Timo Andres was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Blind Banister—a three-movement composition for the piano inspired by Beethoven. Shortly after, The New Yorker called Andres “nothing if not a millennial”—a vague description that offered little insight into the composer’s fiercely intelligent character or critically acclaimed career. Here, from his kitchen in Brooklyn, Timo muses on some of the parallels between This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 25 Ibeyi A Yoruba word meaning “twins”: Meet sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Music Issue 50 Caroline Polachek The slow burn superstar. Music Issue 50 Power Tool Master piano tuner Ulrich Gerhartz on the tool he couldn’t work without. Music Issue 50 Odd Jobs Molly Lewis, professional whistler. Music Issue 50 I Will Always Love You The enduring appeal of karaoke. Music Issue 50 Behind the Scenes Film composer Emile Mosseri on the art of setting music to film.