(b. 11 May 1978, London).
British composer, now resident in Germany, of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe.
Mr. Hoban is the son of the writer Russell Hoban. He studied music with Jonathan Cross and other teachers at the University of Bristol in 1997–98, where he also studied German, then studied composition with Gerhard Müller-Hornbach, Isabel Mundry and Hans Zender at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main from 1998–2003.
Among his honours are Third Prize from the Viola-Stiftung in Frankfurt am Main (2001, for Subkutania), Zweiter Preis in the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (2001, for Hedone) and a Stipendenpreis at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt (2004).
He is also active in other positions. He has written articles and provided translations for the journal Musik & Ästhetik and the series Fragmen. He has worked as an interpreter at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt since 2000 and as a translator for the ongoing series of books New Music & Aesthetics in the 21st Century since 2001. He has translated several volumes of the writings of Peter Sloterdijk.
He has lived in Germany since 1998.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Nachtstrahl, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1999
Flux, violin, cello, piano, 1999
Stretch, percussion, 2000
Subkutania, viola, cello, double bass, 2000
Legion, flute, fixed media (10 tracks), 2000
Bakensammler, cello, 2000
Hedone, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 2001
Jormungandr, string quartet, 2001
The Very Image, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2001
Doppelte Wahrheit, bass clarinet, trombone, cello, percussion, 2002
Zerscherbter Wahn, trombone, 2002
Epilog I, violin, viola, cello, 2002
Études Aporétiques, flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2002–03
Epilog II, violin, viola, cello, 2003
zereint, 3 ensembles (flute [+ piccolo, alto flute, bass flute], cello, piano; soprano saxophone, percussion; clarinet [+ bass clarinet], tenor-bass trombone, viola), 2005–06, revised 2006–07
Scheinzeit, double bass, ensemble (string quartet), 2007–08
in memoriam Witold Kiełtyka, drum kit, ensemble (contrabass clarinet, trombone, harp, cello, double bass, piano, percussion), 2008
Threnody (in memoriam James Avery), bass flute, cello, double bass, 2010
Wyrdlines, flute (+ alto flute), oboe (+ English horn), clarinet (+ bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, 2010–12
Orlog, flute, percussion, 2012
staring (Mis-Logue I), cello, fixed media, 2012
Rules of Engagement II: Al-Shifa, string quartet, fixed media, 2014
Verðandi, harp, 2015
Night Roads (text by Russell Hoban), soprano, bass-baritone, flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1998–99
Þiudisko (texts from various sources in Gothic, Old High German, Anglo-Saxon, Old Icelandic), 5 ensembles (soprano, flute, violin, piano; alto, clarinet, viola, percussion; oboe, harp; tenor, bassoon, cello, percussion; bass, trombone, guitar, double bass), 2001–02
when the panting STARTS, 2002–04
Zeitschein, 2 pianos, 2007
Angel, fixed media, 2004–07
Rules of Engagement I: Hora'ot Pticha Be'esh, fixed media, 2014