The Beatles came to Abbey Road as a typical musical combo. A few records into their career the recording studio got more and more important as a part of the compositional, arrangement, and creative process. We will approach the recording studio as an instrument. Creative uses of sampling, microphone techniques, composing in the studio, musique concrète, collaging, improvisation, and musical experiments. Extreme transformation of sonic elements. This is a hands-on course that will require you to make compositions in the recording studio.