But when Laurie Anderson composed a drive-in concert of motorists beeping car horns, she was being creative.
As the dynamite runs out, you'll hear a beeping sound and the balls will start to jiggle, then explode when the fuse on the dynamite is completely gone.
This beeping noise is the same one that is used when a text message or voicemail message is received, but users say that the sound happens even when there is no new message.
With nurses and family members encouraging the mother to "Breathe!" and "Push!", medical machines clicking or beeping, and a TV in the background, an American birth can be pretty noisy.