'Noise Drone Repeat' is Te Whanganui-A-Tara's premier regular night for all the things it says, held at Valhalla. A community building event that has nurtured and nourished musicians out of isolation and into conversation; a celebration of the power of the PA and the amplification of curious minds.
In December 2021 the 50th event took place and it turned into a two night celebration, NDR 50.01 and NDR 50.02. This document is NDR 50.03
Bryan Tabuteau (the driving force, instigator, and heart of NDR) has put together recordings from the regular performers at these events; and gives us an insight into the motivations, desires, and enthusiasm of Noise Drone Repeat.
Bryan Tabuteau is a software engineer by day, and a musician, recording and mastering engineer, and curator/facilitator of Noise Drone Repeat by night. He also runs the label Junk DNA. Bryan grew up in Hikurangi, and now calls Te Whanganui-A-Tara home.