I'm approaching computer music, with its opensource tools. I'm studying puredata and csound to understand music synthesis and how sounds can be generated by a computer. I'm ok and I like it, learning about different types of synthesis and how a sound can be generated.
But what I miss (I have a computer science background and never studied music) is how to make a composition itself. What are the steps to get into the knowledge for make a composition? I know the tool but I don't know how to express myself with them: I know how to make a sound with frequency modulation, or with granular synthesis, or just simple additive synthesis.. and then? How to make the structure for a piece? How to choose arrange some notes?
I hope it is clear, thank in advance.