JOHN PLENGE (aka ToneFactory) (USA)

JOHN PLENGE (aka ToneFactory)

John Plenge (aka ToneFactory)* – is an ASCAP, NYSCA and OBIE award winning composer, sonic artist and musician who writes and records music, designs sound and creates interactive sonic installations for filmmakers, performers, theater and dance companies in the US and in Europe. John has had his music and sonic environments featured in performances, exhibitions and films in the U.S, England, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Turkey. His film scores have played in festivals all over the US and in Europe and a recent sound art piece was honored by Laurie Anderson as part of the NYC Mixed Messages show this past December. Please Visit _ www.tonefactory.com_ for info on recent projects.

  • Awards , Grants and Commissions:*
  • ASCAP Pop Songwriting Award, 1995
    OBIE Award for Best Theater Production, 2000 (Sound Design)
    NYSCA Composer/Sound Design Commission 2003
    Composer-in-Residence at Gumusluk Acedemy of Arts and Sciences, Bodrum, Turkey-2003
    Films that I have written the music for and/or created the Sound Design have been screened and featured in the following festivals and programs:*/_
    Cannes Film Festival,(2005)
    Cannes Film Festival,(2004)
    Septembre Musica, Turin, Italy
    Paris Independent Film Festival
    Australian Biennale, 2004
    First Run Festival (New York University) 2003-2004
    Sonoma Valley Film Festival
    PBS On-Line “/Vague Politix”/New York Independent Film and Video Festival
    James River Festival
    ShriekFest Los Angeles -2003
    DanceNow Festival Joyce Theater,NYC, 2003
    Long Island Film Festival
    San Antonio Independent Film Festival
    Tiburon International Film Festival
    HOWL East Village Independant Film Festival

    JOHN PLENGE (aka ToneFactory) participates in

    SoundLAB – sonic art project environments

    SIP – SoundLAB Interview Project

    SoundLAB – Edition V
    soundStory – sound as a tool for storytelling
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter

    Edition III
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter