A Day in the Life: Timo Andres

Friday, October 14, 2016

Timo Andres, pineapple afficionado (Courtesy of the Artist)

How do artists refresh their creative lives? Every week, one of our favorite artists will take over our Instagram to reveal his or her favorite forms of down-time. On Monday, Q2 Music compiles the takeover into a web feature. Follow the live takeovers on our Instagram account and catch the write-up from the latest feature below.

Timo Andres is a Brooklyn-based composer and one-sixth of the composers' collective Sleeping Giant. He has toured with Gabriel Kahane, Philip Glass, and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. In between debating the merits of Against Me! vs Dyke Drama and checking the election polls, Timo makes sure to color coordinate with his food.

October 13, 2016 - 8:49 am:
Another thrilling day of attempting to write music.

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9:22 am:
Pretty decent selection of texts this morning

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9:50 am:
Thinking bout traump.

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10:30 am: 
WHY are there so many cords coming out of my mechanical pianoforte

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12:18 pm: 
Happy halloween @gabrielkahane

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1:32 pm:
All good names for ur contemporary music ensemble

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2:26 pm:
Every time I check this she goes up 1% so I check it like 509 times a day

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2:31 pm: 
Now I will eat this beautiful larb and read King Bhumibol's obit

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3:42 pm:
I have purchased a pineapple #thp

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4:51 pm:
Such an exquisite little contraption

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