Erling Wold en Opera turns tragedy into musical experience <p>San Francisco composer Erling Wold&rsquo;s new chamber opera, Certitude &amp; Joy, opens this week. The opera is a semi-autobiographical work that mixes Wold&#39;s personal struggle with religious faith with a real-life San Francisco. Wold is a renowned composer &ndash; his pieces have been played from the Bay Area to Bulgaria. He&rsquo;s also an accomplished computer scientist, with multiple software patents to his name.</p><p>KALW&rsquo;s Jen Chien spoke with Erling Wold about how he balances art and science, and about the effort to make meaning out of tragedy, through music.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:50:41 +0000 7811 at Opera turns tragedy into musical experience