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 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none. Music Issue 42 Fatima Al Qadiri The shape shifting star of contemporary electronica. Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Music Issue 41 Jon Batiste The band leader on his genre-busting year. Music Issue 40 Kevin Abstract The artist considers his cultural legacy.