Compositions and Recordings

RECORDINGS IN PREPARATION

Soundings in Pure Duration, Vol. 2
Ravello Surround Audio DVD
Soundings in Pure Duration, n. 7, n. 8, n. 9, n. 10
...at other times, the distances
with soloists Enzo Filippetti, alto saxophone (n. 7),
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone (n. 8),
Manuel Zurria, bass flute (n. 9)

ARCHIMEDES, a planetarium opera
Neuma Records 121, 3-CD set
Complete recording in stereo mixdown


WORKS IN PROGRESS

Album of Small Forms, Vol. 2
for guitar and piano

Quantum Butterfly
an octophonic electronic framework for live instrumental improvisation


View James Dashow's Album Covers

James Dashow: ENSEMBLES - Instrumental Works
Ravello 2-CD set RR8060
CD1:
First Tangent to the Given Curve
- Daniele Roi, piano
A Sheaf of Times
- HELIX! Ensemble, Paul Hoffman, conductor
Messages from Ortigia
- Lucia Bova, harp, Manuel Zurria, bass and alto flutes; David Bursack, viola; Paolo Ravaglia, bass clarinet

CD2:
Mnemonics
- Mario Buffa, violin
Oro, Argento & Legno
- Manuel Zurria, flutes
ARCHIMEDES Suite
- electronic and pre-recorded instrumental sounds

James Dashow: SONGS FROM A SPIRAL TREE - The Vocal Works
Ravello 2-CD set RR8046
CD1:
Songs From a Spiral Tree
on poems by Theodore Roethke
- Constance Beavon, mezzo-soprano
- Lauren Weiss, flutes
- Lucia Bova, harp
Ashbery Setting
on a poem by John Ashbery
Members of the New York New Music Ensemble
- Lisa Pierce, soprano
- Jayn Rosenfeld, flute
- James Wynn, piano

CD2:
Sul Filo dei Tramonti
on poems by Gian Giacomo Menon
- Sonia Visentin, soprano
- Aldo Orvieto, piano
Some Dream Songs
on poems by John Berryman
- Joan Logue, soprano
- Mario Buffa, violin
- Giancarlo Simonacci, piano
Second Voyage
on a poem by John Ashbery
- George Shirley, tenor


Soundings in Pure Duration n.10 (2020)
octophonic concrete and electronic sounds

iPiece (2018-2019)
a musical satire for guitar, octophonic electronic sounds, video and some electronic gadgets

iPiece - concert version for guitar and octophonic electronic sounds

Soundings in Pure Duration n.9 (2016-2017) mp3 version (32.5 mb)
per flauto basso e suoni concreti e elettronici ottofonici
(for bass flute and octophonic concrète and electronic sounds)
Manuel Zurria, flauto basso (bass flute)

Soundings in Pure Duration n.8 (2015-2016)
(for bass-baritone voice and octophonic concrète and electronic sounds)
text ART ET. AL. by Stephen Dobyns

Soundings in Pure Duration n.7 (2014)
per sassofono contralto e suoni elettronici ottofonici
(for alto saxophone and octophonic electronic sounds)
recorded by Enzo Filippetti, sassofono contralto (alto saxophone) stereo mixdown
in Improvviso Dinamico, CD Sconfinarte 012019

Soundings in Pure Duration, Vol. 1 (Neuma DVD)
(surround 5.0 and stereo)
Contents:
Soundings in Pure Duration n. 2a, n. 2b, n. 3, n. 4, n. 5, n. 6
with soloists Arturo Tallini, guitar (n.3), Nick Revel, viola (n.4),
Lucia Bova, harp (n.5)
Read a Review of Soundings Vol. 1: "A compositional voice channeled through the medium of electronic sounds, with mesmerizing results"

Soundings in Pure Duration n.6 (2014) mp3 version (27.3 mb)
for octophonic electronic sounds

Soundings in Pure Duration n.2b (2013) - mp3 version (22.8 mb)
for percussive and octophonic electronic sounds

Soundings in Pure Duration n.5 (2012) - mp3 version (16.6 mb)
per arpa e suoni elettronici ottofonici
(for harp and octophonic electronic sounds)
Video version featuring harpist Lucia Bova at EMUFest, 2013

Soundings in Pure Duration n.4 (2012) - mp3 version (10.1 mb)
per viola e suoni elettronici ottofonici
(for viola and octophonic electronic sounds)

Soundings in Pure Duration n.3 (2011) - mp3 version (10.7 mb)
per chitarra e suoni elettronici esafonici
(for guitar and hexaphonic electronic sounds)

Album of Small Forms, vol. 1 (2009)
for violin, clarinet and piano

Soundings in Pure Duration n.2a (2009, rev. 2015) - mp3 version (23.7 mb)
for percussive and hexaphonic electronic sounds


Archimedes CD cover

ARCHIMEDES, a Planetarium Opera
in 3 acts, with an Introduction, Prologue and Epilogue
libretto by Cary Plotkin, with Ted Weiss
based on a conception by the composer (2000-2008)

View a complete list of the scenes and
independently performable segments with videos.

Download the libretto

Three Scenes from ARCHIMEDES, a planetarium opera and Media Survival Kit, a lyric satire for radio broadcast
Neuma DVD 450-203
5.0 surround and stereo, with videos


Sul Filo dei Tramonti
version for flute (doubling alto flute and piccolo), harp and electronic sounds (2005)
Performance by Lucia Bova, harp and Tommaso Rossi, flutes

Soundings in Pure Duration n.1 - mp3 version (19.7 mb)
6-channel electronic music (2002)

Messages from Ortigia
for bass flute (doubling alto), bass clarinet, viola, harp and
6-channel electronic sounds (2001-2002)
recorded in 5.1 surround sound on Capstone DVD "Radial Matrix"
mp3 version (31.4 mb)
with composer prepared stereo mixdown for compatibility.

Sul Filo dei Tramonti, due Liriche dalla Mont di Gian Giacomo Menon
for soprano, piano and electronic sounds (1999-2000)
Poetry by Gian Giacomo Menon
Sonia Visentin, soprano
Aldo Orvieto, piano
Ravello 2-CD set RR8046


... at other times, the distances
quadraphonic electronic music (1999)
recorded in quadraphonic surround sound on Capstone DVD "Radial Matrix"
with composer prepared stereo mixdown for compatibility.

Far Sounds, Broken Cries
for 12 instruments and quadraphonic electronic sounds (1998)
(fl. (piccolo), ob., clr., b.cl., bsn., hrn.,
trmb., vln., v.la, 2 vc., cb.)


Personaggi ed Interpreti
quartet, fl. (picc, alto fl.), cl. (b. cl.)
vln and piano (1997)


First Tangent to the Given Curve
for piano and computer (1995-96)
digital sound synthesis:
MUSIC30 for PC with dsp accelerator, Spirit30 (TMS32030)
recorded: Capstone (New York) CD CPS-8645,
Daniele Roi, pianist


Media Survival Kit
a lyric satire in 3 parts for radio broadcast,
for electrified voices and instruments, and electronic sounds
(1995-96) [Edizioni Musicali Via Veneto, 1996]
(text by Bruno Ballardini)
digital sound synthesis:
MUSIC30 for PC with dsp accelerator, Spirit30 (TMS32030)
recorded: ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) CD: Prix Ars Electronica 96
recorded: Scarlatti Classica CD MZQ737707
CD available from www.cdemusic.org
recorded with text video (in italian, english, french, spanish, german)
Neuma DVD 450-203


Le Tracce di Kronos, i Passi
for clarinet, dancer and computer (1995)
[MZQ Edizioni Musicali, 1997]
digital sound synthesis:
MUSIC30 for PC with dsp accelerator, Spirit30 (TMS32030)
recorded: Centaur CD CRC 2310, E. Lamneck, clarinet
Associazione Culturale Secondo Maggio (Milano) CD SM001
P. Giannetti, clarinet
recorded: Scarlatti Classica CD MZQ737707, W. O. Smith, clarinet
CD available from www.cdemusic.org


A Sheaf of Times
for fl (alto fl, picc), cl (b.cl), vln, vc, piano,
harp, perc (1992-94)
recorded: Capstone (New York) CD CPS-8659,
HELIX! Ensemble,
Paul Hoffmann, conductor


Morfologie
for trumpet player and computer (1993) [BMG-Ricordi, 1993]
digital sound synthesis:
MUSIC30 for PC with dsp accelerator, Spirit30 (TMS32030)
recorded: RCA CD 74321 16825-2, Mauro Maur, trumpet
Neuma CD 450-90,
Mauro Maur, trumpet


Reconstructions
for harp and computer (1992) [Edition PRO NOVA, 1992]
digital sound synthesis:
MUSIC30 for PC with dsp accelerator, Spirit30 (TMS32030)
recorded: ProViva (München) ISPV 177 CD,
Lucia Bova, harp
recorded: Neuma CD 450-90
Lucia Bova, harp
performance by Lucia Bova at the Galleria dell'Accademia di
Firenze in front of Michelangelo's David.


Un primo frammento di Anti-Post-Neo-Romanticismo
for clarinet solo (1991)
[Semar Edizioni Musicali, 1991]


4/3 - Trio
for violin, cello and piano (1989-90, rev. 1991)
[Edition PRO NOVA, 1992]
recorded: ProViva (München) ISPV 177 CD,
M. Wu, vln, L. Rath, vc, S. Kahan, pf.


Ritorno a Delfi
for alto flute and tape (1990) [Edi-Pan, 1990]
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma


Disclosures
for cello and computer (1988-89)
[MZQ Edizioni Musicali, 1997]
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at C.S.C., University of Padova
recorded: Neuma (Boston) CD 450-75,
Luca Paccagnella, cello
recorded: Scarlatti Classica CD MZQ737707, Francesco Dillon, cello
CD available from www.cdemusic.org


Oro, Argento & Legno
for flute and computer (1987)
[Semar Edizioni Musicali, 1988]
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at C.S.C., University of Padova
recorded: WERGO CD WER 2018-50,
Marzio Conti, flutes
recorded: Capstone (New York) CD CPS-8659,
Manuel Zurria, flutes


Songs From A Spiral Tree
for mezzo-soprano, flute and harp,
on poems by Theodore Roethke (1984-86) [BMG-Ricordi, 1991]
C. Beavon, mzsop,
L. Weiss, flutes, L. Bova, harp.

Ravello 2-CD set RR8046

Sequence Symbols
computer music (1984)
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at C.S.C., University of Padova
recorded: WERGO CD WER 2010-50


In Winter Shine
computer music (1983) [Edi-Pan, 1985]
digital sound synthesis: Music11 at Experimental Music Studio, MIT
recorded: M.I.T. Media Laboratory - Experimental Music Studio CD:
Music for Instruments and Computer.
Edi-Pan LP LM006
re-edited version recorded: Scarlatti Classica CD MZQ737707
CD available from www.cdemusic.org


Mnemonics
for violin solo and computer (1981-82; revised 1984,
computer part generated 1985) [Schott, 1988]
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at C.S.C., University of Padova
recorded: WERGO CD WER-2018-50,
Soon to be released on Ravello Records
-- Mario Buffa, violin

recorded Bvhaast Records, BVHAAST 0605 www.soundohm.com/product/berio-xenakis-dashow -- Mifune Tsuji, violin
Also available on
Amazon France, Amazon Spain, and Amazon Australia
Performance by Mifune Tsuji at Computer Music Conference, 1986
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WNifPjWQrg

Conditional Assemblies
computer music (1980) [Edi-Pan, 1982]
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at C.S.C., University of Padova
recorded:
Pan Records (Roma) PRC S20-12

Second Voyage
for tenor with computer-generated electronic
accompaniment (1977-79)
text: 'Voyage in the Blue' by John Ashbery
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at University of Padova
recorded:
CRI (New York) LP SD-456,
George Shirley, tenor

Ravello 2-CD set RR8046


Partial Distances
electronic music (1978) [Edi-Pan, 1982]
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma
recorded:
Pan Records (Roma) PRC S20-12

Punti di Vista II: Montiano
for piano solo (1977-78, revised 1988)
[BMG-Ricordi, 1990]
recorded:
Neuma CD 450-90
Sandra Sprecher, piano

A Way of Staying
for soprano with computer-generated electronic
accompaniment (1976-77) [Edi-Pan, 1982]
text: 'The Thief of Poetry' by John Ashbery
digital sound synthesis: MUSIC360 at University of Padova
recorded: Pan Records (Roma) PRC S20-05 (on reprint)
Joan Logue, soprano

Punti di Vista I: Forte Belvedere
for piano solo (1975-76)
[Edition PRO NOVA, 1992]
recorded:
ProViva (München) ISPV 177 CD,
Daniele Roi, piano

Effetti Collaterali
for clarinet in A with computer generated
electronic accompaniment (1975-1976) [Edi-Pan, 1982]
digital sound synthesis: Music4BF at University of Padova
recorded: 25 Mar 1998
Pan Records (Roma) PRC S20-12,
Phillip Rehfeldt, clarinet
Performance

Whispers Out of Time
electronic music (1975-76)
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma
recorded: Cultures Électroniques/6 (Bourges) CD LDC 278055

At Delphi
for soprano with electronic accompaniment (1975)
[Edi-Pan, 1989]
text: English translation of a traditional Sioux ceremonial song
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma

Some Dream Songs
for soprano, violin, piano (1974-75)
[BMG-Ricordi, 1988]
texts from The Dream Songs by John Berryman
recorded: RCA CD CCD 3002, J. Logue, sop, M. Buffa, vln,
G. Simonacci, pf.

Ravello 2-CD set RR8046

Mappings
for cello solo with electronic accompaniment (1974)
[Edition PRO NOVA, 1991]
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma
recorded:
ProViva (München) ISPV 177 CD,
Luca Paccagnella, cello

Maximus, to Himself
for soprano, flute and piano (1973), part IV of
Maximus, reworked for smaller instrumental group


Maximus
for soprano, 3 wind-instrument players, piano, perc (1972÷73)
3 players each double on Eb Bb clar, b.cl., bassethorn, saxophones,
one alto fl.
texts from Maximus Poems by Charles Olson

Ashbery Setting
for soprano, flute and piano (1971-72)
[BMG-Ricordi,1991]
text from 'Clepsydra' by John Ashbery

New York New Music Ensemble, L. Pierce, sop,
J. Rosenthal, fl, J. Winn, pf.

Ravello 2-CD set RR8046

BURST!
for soprano with electronic accompaniment (1971)
text from Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
analog electronic sounds, Studio Sciadoni, Roma

Astrazioni Pomeridiane
for orchestra (1970-71)

Piccoli Pezzi per I Miei Amici
for 15 instruments (1970)

Duo
for violin & piano (1970, rev. 1989)

Transformations, for the Dance
electronic music (1969)
analog electronic sounds, Brandeis University electronic music studio


Timespace Extensions
for flute, piano and 2 percussion (1969)

Songs of Despair
for soprano and 11 instruments (1968-69)
fl (alto fl, picc), cl (eb cl,), bsn (cbsn), trpt (flugelhorn),
trmb, vln, vc, harp, 3 perc, stereo tape recorder and
amplification for pre-recorded voice and instrumental sounds.
texts by E.A. Robinson, A. MacLeish, V. Lindsay, T.S. Eliot.