John Plenge (aka ToneFactory) - John is an ASCAP, OBIE and NYSCA award winning composer, sound designer and music producer who is based in New York City. John writes and produces music and sonic environments for filmmakers, recording artists, performers, theater and dance companies that has been featured in performances all around the world. This Fall Johns music and sound designs were featured in the Ars Electronica Festival, The Turkish Biennial, the Festival International du Film d'Environnement in Paris, The Solento International Film Festival, in Italy, The LA Shorts Festival and in a new animated Peanuts video game series. John's roots reach back to working in the studio and live with the recording artists Pink Floyd, PianoSaurus, The Vibes, Ornette Coleman, Motorhead, The Orange Project, Sly Stone, Bang On A Can, and Philip Glass, among others. During his tenure as resident sound designer at The Kitchen Theater, New York City he worked with a range of artists including Nam Jun Paik, Thurston Moore, Future Sound of London, DJ Spooky, Laurie Anderson, Glen Branca, Morton Subotnick, Mikel Rouse and Anthony Braxton. John currently has two separate large scale multi-media theater projects in production with Mabou Mines and the 3 Legged Dog Media and Theater Group both with premieres in 2008. John is part of the Graduate Faculty in Media Studies and Film at The New School University in New York City where he teaches Music and Audio Production for Film and Music Production and Sound Design in the 21st Century. . His film scores have played in festivals all over the US and in Europe and most recently his music was part of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Charlotte (NC) Film Festival 2006, the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia-2005, the Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival, The Paris Underground Film Festival, the Australian Biennale and won an award for Best Sound Design at the Sante Fe Film Festival.