Our oldest and dearest friends are the ones that know our true selves, the selves that sometimes we forget about as we're seeking out new experiences. Nyssa Brown is my grounding force. Anyone who has the pleasure of interacting with Nyssa is been touched by her ingenuity and excitement. As she is a polymath, it is difficult to nail down one specific thing that Nyssa does best, but if one had to choose, I would have to say it's her ability to inspire. SAVAN features Nyssa and I in our natural habitat: communicating via multiple channels, rehashing old jokes, and syncopating our whispered dialogues with percussive punctuation and at times hypnotic, at times abrasive (like anemoia) melodies. with THE ONE AND ONLY NYSSA BROWN September 2017