Cato Hoeben is a film composer who has been composing since the age of seven and played in bands such as the Islington Jazz Band with Paloma Faith and the Camden Youth Jazz Orchestra in London. He is a versatile composer having written music in various styles from gypsy breakbeat tango to contemporary piano pieces, however, his strength is scoring subtle emotive cinematic scores and comedy.
Cato has worked on a number of feature films and documentaries such as House at the End of the Street starring The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, Blue Moon and co-composed Exteriors which was nominated for Best Debut Feature Film award at Raindance. On Netflix, you will find Cato's score for Eve's Apple, a documentary about female genital mutilation and horror feature Firstborn for which Cato provided over 25 cues of additional music.
He has also scored a range of short films such as The Super Recogniser starring Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Catch, Match and Set Adrift for directors Jennifer Sheridan & Matthew Markham and 2by2 (part of In the Same Garden) and Love at First Sight for Playne which has received over 75 awards across 5 continents.
Notably, the film Rocket Cato scored won the grand prize at Virgin Media Shorts and led to him scoring the £30,000 BFI-funded film Acoustic Kitty. He has provided music for various productions including the 2012 Rolex Award Winner Saving the Siberian Tiger, the BBC comedy series Animal Crackers and written cues for features like Outpost: Black Sun, Dread and TV film Stalkers while working with 2018 Oscar Nominee film composer Theo Green (Bladerunner 2049).
Recently, Cato won the Parma International Music Film Festival Violetta d'Oro award for his score for 2by2 and has picked up various awards on other projects such as White Wood by Lou Astbury which won the Wildscreen Festival BBC Newcomer Awards. Two years later, he scored Hudson's Monarch by filmmaker Mat Thompson which won the same award in 2010.
Cato has also written material for music production houses such as Deep East Music, EMI via JUMP under his pseudonym Hobo Canteen and Universal Music via Freshworx under pseudonym Adam Yates. He has worked with a number of creative agencies like AMV BBDO, TBWA and Wake The Town on campaigns for brands like Sensodyne, HomeGoods, ADT Security, National Lottery, 7up, Whiskas, Temptations and Virgin.