Born in London in 1978. He studied composition with Isabel Mundry, Hans Zender and Gerhard Müller-Hornbach at the Frankfurt Academy of Music and Performing Arts. His music is performed internationally; Hoban has worked with such groups as Ensemble SurPlus, ensemble recherche, hand werk, Ensemble KNM Berlin, ensemble mosaik, ChampdAction, Stadler Quartet, Kairos Quartet and soloists including Ian Pace (piano), Arne Deforce (cello) and Diego Castro Magaš (guitar). In addition to his compositional work he is a freelance translator (German-English) in the fields of music, philosophy and literature, e.g. of several books by Theodor W. Adorno, Peter Sloterdijk and Alexander Kluge, as well as numerous essays for collections and journals; he has also published his own analyses and other theoretical writings. He has worked as an interpreter at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music since 2000 and at the Donaueschinger Musiktage since 2011. In his music, he strives to achieve a multi-layered quality that reflects the ever-changing flow of our perceptions and consciousness, while pointing to something that lies beyond these and can only be hinted at.