Variations: Introduction to creation with sound. This course is intended to impart the basic skills of audio recording and editing alongside experimenting with compositions using recorded materials. The main software we will be working on in this course is Ableton Live, which will allow us a flexible and creative approach to sound editing and processing. The course will begin with a sine wave drawing on a whiteboard alongside the question "What is a sound wave?" And we will end with the deep and beautiful audio works you will create. In between, we will learn about digital audio and become familiar with the digital versions of the basic and central sound processing devices. The course will take a look at the history of recording-based music and reflect on the theory behind such compositions.