Clay was a student film by Nicholas McCarthy. These are a few of the themes and cues from the film.
Much of the score was performed on a vintage 1966 Fender Electric XII, with only 6 strings. The guitar has a unique sound, and is probably best known for it’s use by Jimmy Page on Stairway to Heaven.
The piano theme was performed on a Steinway concert grand piano, overdubbed on 8 tracks.
Some of the sounds that resemble synths are actually real chamber strings, which are running through some effects (phaser, chorus etc.). The only synth on this score is an old Korg which does the low notes on ‘The Drowning of Clay’. The other sounds on that piece were done with an electric guitar and a slide, using a technique of agitating the strings with only the slide.
The score was recorded through a Mackie mixer to an Alesis ADAT at various locations including Purchase College, and the ‘Loft’ in Port Chester.