Shy and Mighty

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Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 17, 2010

Though a relative newcomer to New York, composer/pianist Timothy (Timo) Andres has already taken to the city's New Music scene with the same youthful fervor and energy that can be found in his compositions and virtuosic performances. In this May 17 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Andres unveils his latest project, Shy and Mighty, with the assistance of longtime piano duo partner David Kaplan. As a tribute to this rising talent, the album was featured in early June as the pick of the week on WNYC's Soundcheck.

Timothy Andres is a driving force in a new generation of composers who embrace the current sounds of popular music groups, including Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Arcade Fire and Boards of Canada. With a firm background in the classical tradition--having studied with Martin Bresnick and Ingram Marshall--Andres' music offers a compelling and thoughtful amalgamation of the best of both the contemporary classical and rock worlds. Shy and Mighty, while comprised of ten smaller pieces, is conceived as an album-length work and is the result of a long-standing collaboration with Yale classmate and Fulbright scholar David Kaplan.

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(L)PR’s Technical Director is Richie Clarke and this concert was mixed by Noriko Okabe.