was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1978. He is an American composer, musicologist, and political activist based in Berlin. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music—where he also studied jazz saxophone with Joe Temperley— and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Southampton. His principal composition teachers were Richard Barrett, Michael Finnissy, David Noon, and Nils Vigeland. Noble also holds a PhD from the Technical University of Berlin, and has taught at the Hanns Eisler High School of Music, Technical University of Berlin, Potsdam University. He currently teaches at the Freie Universität Berlin.