A pioneer in the field of computer music, Dashow was one of the founders of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University of Padova, where he composed the first works of computer music In Italy. He has taught at MIT, Princeton University, the Centro para la Difusion di Musica Contemporanea in Madrid, and at the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon. In addition, he lectures and conducts master-classes extensively in the U.S. and Europe. His research includes the development of a complete language for digital sound synthesis.
His awards include commissions and grants from the Bourges Festival, Guggenheim Foundation, Linz Ars Electronica, Rockefeller Foundation, La Biennale di Venezia, Fromm Foundation, RAI (Italian National Radio/Television), Koussevitzky Foundation at the Library of Congress, Prague Musica Nova, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Il Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano, National Endowment for the Arts, Harvard Music Association (Boston). His articles appear in Perspectives of New Music, Computer Music Journal, Interface, La Musica.
He has won numerous international awards; most recently, he was awarded the 2000 Magisterium at the 27th International Competition of Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art, Bourges, for the work "...AT OTHER TIMES, THE DISTANCES."
Dashow currently lives in Rome, Italy.