From the recording The Fuzzy Dice Man Cometh
It’s your freshman year in Music College and it’s 1970 and you’re eighteen and you got no gig and it’s Saturday night and you’re staring at a lava lamp on the dining table in a friend’s apartment on the Northwest side of Chicago and there’s a steno pad with a marking pen on the table and it’s within reach and you decide to draw the globular activity in the lava lamp in phases and look at the lines on the paper and see a music staff and imagine a grid where the horizontal lines (X-axis)denote time moving from top to bottom and the vertical lines (Y-axis) and the space to the right of each line denote the pitch moving from right to left and wherever an image appears a musical note of predetermined pitch and duration is played by one or more of thirteen flutes you chose because you’re Major is in Woodwind Performance and your friend has a flute. Please note: This composition was performed a year later at Triton College. There weren’t enough flutists so clarinets were substituted.
The title is derived from the Twelve Days of Christmas and the sound of water droplets echoing in a cave. I don’t what prompted me to add the sound effect. But I like it.