Re: Dancing to the Dishwasher

Subject: Re: Dancing to the Dishwasher
From: David Mooney (
Date: Sun Oct 03 2004 - 09:25:17 EDT

No theories but I must have the same gene. Did a piece a
couple of years ago called Spin Cycle that uses the sounds
of a washing machine. Maybe it's just the rhythm and your
son has not yet been taught that some sounds are "noise" and
others are "music".

Sandra wrote:
> Hello list,
> My 14 month old son enjoys dancing to music. He does it often and he'll
> dance to many different types of music. A couple of months ago, he
> started to bounce in place when he would hear certain songs. Then several
> weeks ago, he started to move his head from side to side (kind of like a
> Stevie Wonder thing). Lately his new thing is to sway back and forth from
> one leg to another.But today, the cutest and most interesting thing
> happened. I started the dishwasher, and all of a sudden, he started
> dancing in front of it. I was wondering what some of your views were on
> the topic of music and how it is perceived in very young children
> (toddlers age 12 months +). Did my son perceive the sound(s) of the
> dishwasher as music?
> Any other views relating to this topic are welcome. I have been curious
> about this ever since he was born!
> Best,
> Sandra
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David Mooney

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