Hoban, Wieland (b. May 11, 1978, London). British composer, now resident in Germany, of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Europe.
Mr. Hoban studied music with Jonathan Cross and others at the University of Bristol in 1997–98, where he also studied German, and studied composition with Gerhard Müller-Hornbach, Isabel Mundry and Hans Zender at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt am Main from 1998–2003. He also participated in a symposium at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2002.
Among his honors are Third Prize from the Viola-Stiftung in Frankfurt/Main (2001, for Subkutania I), Second Prize in the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (2001, for Hedone) and a Stipendenpreis at Darmstadt (2004).
He is also active in other positions. He has provided translations and has written numerous articles for the journal Musik & Ästhetik, the series Fragmen and the book New Music & Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Volume 1 (2002, Wolke Verlag). He has also worked as an interpreter at Darmstadt since 2000 and as a translator for the ongoing book series New Music & Aesthetics in the 21st Century since 2001.
E-mail address: WielHoban@aol.com
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
ORCHESTRAL: Wabeneis, large orchestra, 1998
CHAMBER MUSIC: Nachtstrahl, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1999; Flux, violin, cello, piano, 1999; Stretch, percussion, 2000; Subkutania I, viola, cello, double bass, 2000; Legion, flute, 10-track tape, 2000; Bakensammler, cello, 2000; Hedone, string quartet, 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 2007; in memoriam Witold Kiełtyka, drumkit, ensemble (contrabass clarinet, trombone, harp, cello, double bass, piano, percussion), 2008; Scheinzeit, double bass, string quartet, 2008; Threnody (in memoriam James Avery), bass flute, cello, double bass, 2010
VOCAL: Night Roads (text by Russell Hoban), soprano, bass-baritone, flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1998–99; Þiudisko (texts from various Gothic, Old High German, Anglo-Saxon, Old Icelandic sources), 5 ensembles (soprano, flute, violin, piano; alto, clarinet, viola, percussion; oboe, harp; tenor, bassoon, cello, percussion; bass, trombone, guitar, double bass), 2001–02
PIANO: when the panting STARTS, 2002–04; Zeitschein, 2 pianos, 2007
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Angel, tape, 2007
(Last updated on March 18, 2010)