Update: Dec. 19
Check an article by Ted Gordon at PSNY, "Timo Andres's Earthly Feast", link here. "Comfort" may have taken on a new meaning recently. I understand that there is a String Quartet, and a Piano Quintet coming, if I have things right. I still have to go back and remember Ted Hearne's "Parlor Diplomacy" (Aug. 24, 2011), which is discomfort food for politicians who can't work together, especially in Congress now. If you want to make a political or social statement about something, compose an abstract piano or orchestra piece or suite about it, and get it performed.
Richard Dyer had written a prospective assessment of Timo's composing in the Boston Globe back in August, 2004, when Timo was 19 (link). He mentions other large works, like a one-movement Piano Concerto and a full Piano Sonata. Andres has preferred smaller forms , or suites of smaller pieces (like ("Shy and Mighty" or "..Good Composer") during recent years, but there are reports of a string Quartet and a new Piano Quintet (to be performed by pianist Jonathan Biss [Dec 1, Dec 20 2012 on this blog] and the Elias Quartet in California in the Spring of 2013). It will be interesting to me to see how he would handle a full large form (Symphony, opera, etc.) Andres particularly admires Robert Schumann's smaller pieces. But remember, Schumann also composed the monumental ("post Op. 111") Fantasy in C (really a huge 3-movement sonata).
Also, it looks like corporate media likes the name "comfort foods" now, maybe out of awareness pf Timo's piece. That may hold for "Southern Living". Just be careful to keep the foods low fat and low sugar.
Timo has posted his "Trade Secrets" on his website. The piece for cello, violin, flute and percussion explores a rising four-note melody in different key signatures, a little bit like a moving ground bass (as in a chaconne). The title of the piece has a definite meaning "in the law", especially in the employment world. Salman Khan (of the Khan Academy) would like the tutorial value of this little piece.
Update: Feb. 4, 2013
Timo's Jan. 29, 2013 blog posting gives a link to his performance of the Mazurka #2 by Thomas Ades.a "leggerio" piece (the Lizst "Dance of the Gnomes" comes to mind). I have yet to see a toy bicycle, cyclist (or piano and pianist) in a "parlor" model railroad layout. But there's always a first time.
Update: Feb. 16. 2013
Check Timo's event schedule for upcoming concerts, particularly at Walter Reade Theater (NYC) and Library of Congress (Washington DC). Timo will enjoy the Bike and Roll emporium at Union Station.
Update: March 9, 2014
WQXR (4/2012) talks about the "reverent but witty world" of Timo's work here.