Nightclubs: The Music of Sound

Noise imitation is an art generously described as culturally insignificant, and its practitioners are historically tenants of the ghetto reserved for Swiss bell-ringing acts and families who come onstage to play Jealousy on paper-covered combs. But Lucho Navarro, a Chilean who gave up aspirations for the quiet life of an electrical engineer to devote himself to noisemaking, is such a master of the art that his wordless vocabulary has become a hilarious Esperanto; by imitating the sound of nearly everything, Navarro reminds his listeners that the world is indeed full of sound and fury. Coming from him, it's all...

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