James Dashow





Affiliation(s):


  • Studio di Musica Elettronica Sciadoni

Job Title:


  • Composer, Teacher, Lecturer, and Director

Role(s):



Bio:


  • ISEA1997

    James Dashow, born 1944 in Chicago, studied at Princeton and Brandeis Universities, and completed his musical training with Petrassi at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome. He is now director of the Studio di Musica Elettronica Sciadoni. He has been associated as composer and teacher with the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale of the University of Padua. Dashow served for several years as the first vice-president of the International Computer Music Assocation. Dashow has been the recipient of numerous prizes, such as a Fulbright fellowship to Rome, first prize at the V Concours International di Musique Elettroacoustique, Bourges (France), 2 NEA (U.S.A.) grants for works with soloist and computer generated electronic accompaniment, 2 commissions from the Venice Biennale, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters prize, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and commissions from the Fromm Foundation and the Koussevitzky Foundation. His radio piece, Media Survival Kit (1995-96), a “lyric satire” on texts by Bruno Ballardini, was commissioned by the classical music channel, Radio3, of the RAI, and was awarded the Prize of Distinction at the 1996 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria). Dashow has been invited to present solo concerts of his work for acoustic and electronic instruments at major new music festivals and in conjunction with European national radio net-works. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and in Europe, has been acting director of the M.I.T.  Experimental Music Studio while teaching the Studio’s graduate music seminar, and has also taught composition courses at Princeton University. Most recently Dashow conducted a series of seminars in digital sound for the Centro para la Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea in Madrid.


Current Location:


  • IT

Previous Location(s):



    US