Awards, Prizes, Fellowships,
In December 2011, James Dashow received the
“Il CEMAT per la Musica” award from the Federazione
CEMAT (www.cematitalia.it) to an individual in recognition
of his distinguished career of outstanding contributions
to electronic music.
2000 Magisterium at the 27th International
of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, Bourges
principle work: "...AT OTHER TIMES, THE DISTANCES"
1999 Commissioned by Duo Alterno di Torino
for SUL FILO DEI TRAMONTI
for soprano, piano and electronic sounds
1999 Harvard Music Association (Boston),
MESSAGES FROM ORTIGIA
for bass flute (doubling alto), bass clarinet, viola, harp and
6-channel electronic sounds
1999, November, MUSICA NOVA '99 Prague,
2nd prize for
"...AT OTHER TIMES, THE DISTANCES"
1997 Koussevitzky Foundation commission,
with Anti-Dogma Ensemble (Torino),
for FAR SOUNDS, BROKEN CRIES for 12 instruments
and multi-channel electronic sound
1996 Prize of Distinction
at the Linz Ars Electronica festival for MEDIA SURVIVAL KIT
1995 Commissioned by pianists
Daniele Roi and Giuseppe Scotese,
for FIRST TANGENT TO THE GIVEN CURVE,
for piano and computer.
première: Parts I and II: December 1996,
Daniele Roi, American Academy Rome;
complete performance: September 1997, ISEA97 Festival,
Chicago Art Institute (Paul Hoffmann, pianist)
1995 Commissioned by "Audio Box"
of the RAI (Italian National Radio) Radio3
for MEDIA SURVIVAL KIT, a lyric satire in 3 parts
for radio broadcast, for electrified voices, instruments
and electronic sounds, texts by Bruno Ballardini.
première: March 1996, "Audio Box" broadcast, RAI Radio3.
1994 Commissioned by Il Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte
(Montepulciano, Italy) for clarinettist Esther Lamneck
(director of New York University New Music Ensemble),
and dancer Douglas Dunne
LE TRACCE DI KRONOS, I PASSI
for clarinet, dancer and computer.
première: July 1995, Il Cantiere Internationale d'Arte (Montepulciano),
E. Lamneck, cl, D. Dunne, dancer
1993 Commissioned by trumpet soloist Mauro Maur
for trumpet player and computer.
première: October 1993, Bologna, Mauro Maur, trumpet
1992 Commissioned by harpist Lucia Bova
for harp and computer.
première: July 1992, Macerata (Italy), Lucia Bova, harp
1991 Fromm Foundation commission
for A SHEAF OF TIMES
for 7 instruments.
première: September 1995, Torino,
Anti-Dogma Ensemble, Paolo Ferrara, conductor
1990 Commissioned by Musica Verticale for flutist Lauren Weiss
for RITORNO A DELFI
for alto flute and electronic sounds.
première: September 1990, Musica Verticale Festival, Roma,
Lauren Weiss, alto flute.
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant
for beginning the creation of the MUSIC30 program,
and for 4/3 - TRIO
for violin, cello and piano.
1986 Commissioned by flutist Marzio Conti
for ORO, ARGENTO &LEGNO
for flute (alto flute, piccolo) and computer
première: October 1987, Musica Verticale Festival, Roma,
Marzio Conti, flutes
1984 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters award.
1983 Jubal Trio commission
for SONGS FROM A SPIRAL TREE
for mezzo-soprano flute (alto flute and piccolo) and harp
on texts by Theodore Roethke
première: (selections), January 1988, Princeton University, Jubal Trio.
1983 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council on the Arts
commission for computer realized work, IN WINTER SHINE.
première: October 1983, International Computer Music Conference,
Eastman School of Music.
1982 Venice Biennale commission for a fragment of the opera,
THE LITTLE PRINCE.
première: October 1982, Venezia
Franco Ruta, bass, Gloria Banditelli, soprano.
1982 Rockefeller Foundation grant for work on an opera
for live voices, multi-channel computer-synthesized music,
computer controlled graphics and lasers
1981 Second Prize in the digital electronic music category
at the 9th International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Bourges, France
for CONDITIONAL ASSEMBLIES. (no first prize awarded)
1981 Jerome Prize for recording SECOND VOYAGE (CRI, New York)
1981 U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (for Matthew Raimondi)
grant for MNEMONICS,
for violin and computer.
première: October 1984, Napoli, Mario Buffa, violin
1980 Venice Biennale Commission
for CONDITIONAL ASSEMBLIES,
première: October 1980, Venezia
1977, Bourges,France - First Prize
for the analog electronic music category
at the 5th International Electroacoustic Music Competition
for WHISPERS OUT OF TIME.
première: April 1976, Roma
1976 U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (for George Shirley)
grant for SECOND VOYAGE
for tenor and computer sounds
in collaboration with poet John Ashbery.
première: November 1978, University of Maryland, College Park,
George Shirley, tenor
1975 French Academy in Rome commission
for EFFETTI COLLATERALI
for clarinet and computer sounds.
première: June 1976, French Academy in Rome, Claude Crousier, clarinet
1974 commissioned by cellist Frances Marie Uitti
for cello and electronic sounds.
première: October 1974, London, Frances Marie Uitti, cello
1973 commissioned by soprano Michiko Hirayama
for AT DELPHI
for soprano and electronic sounds.
première: April 1974, Roma, Michiko Hirayama, soprano
1972 commissioned by the Eichengreen family (Chicago)
for the Matrix ensemble of London, soprano, 3 wind-players,
piano and percussion
texts from The Maximus Poems byCharles Olson.
première of part IV: May 1973, Roma, The Forum Players.
1971-75 Organizer and director of "The Forum Players" group
dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music;
annual concert season in Rome and other Italian cities;
international tours to England, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey,
Greece, Yugoslavia, Spain, Tunisia.
Works composed for the The Forum Players:
SOME DREAM SONGS, for soprano, violin and piano,
texts by John Berryman
première: May 1975, Roma, J. Logue, sop, R. Brown, vln,
D. Saperstein, pf.
ASHBERY SETTING, for high soprano, flute and piano,
text by John Ashbery
première: May 1972, Roma, P.Holden, A.Cherry, C.Lyndon-Gee
1972 Fellowship to the Darmstadt Ferienkurse.
1971 "Bonaventura Somma" Prize in composition
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome.
1970 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Ph.D. dissertation fellowship
1969 Fulbright Fellowship to Rome.
1968 Commissioned by Max Pollikoff
(Music in Our Time, New York City)
for TIMESPACE EXTENSIONS
for fl. (alto fl., picc), piano, 2 perc.
première: April 1969, New York City, David Gilbert, fl,
Robert Miller, piano, Ray Des Roches and Richard Fitz, perc.
1968 Fellowship to the Bennington Composers' Conference
1967 Fellowship to the Marlboro (Vermont) Festival
1966 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate studies
at Brandeis University
1966 Presser Foundation Prize, Princeton University