New Release March 22nd 2019 on Tangible Music

Fabian Arends / David Helm

Drummer Fabian Arends and Bassist David Helm are widely considered to be among the important young improvisers from the German creative music scene. With FOSTERCHILD they present their latest project; joining forces again as musical companions but also as co-bandleaders.

FOSTERCHILD is an impressively resonant and confident statement by two musicians who pursue their own musical vision. The intensity and vibrancy of the thoughtful music creates a world of it´s own. In different settings they explore striking musical territory from solo settings to a large ensemble consisting of 13 improvisers. The name of the band and this debut release FOSTERCHILD directly reflects the way this ensemble works. In the musical sense, they are constantly in search of new combinations and formations. The musicians give it their full attention, take it in and make it their own until it´s a part of themselves.

Fabian Arends - dr

David Helm - b

Kaspar Tranberg - trp

Sebastian Gille - sax

Simon Nabatov - p, electronics

Philip Zoubek - p, synth, electronics

Elisabeth Coudoux - cel

Stefan Schönegg - b

Theresia Philipp - sax

Bastian Stein - trp

Christoph Möckel - sax

Leonhard Huhn - sax, electronics

recorded at Deutschlandfunk Cologne in June 2018.


New Release October 25th 2019 on ILK Music

FOSTERCHILD Dear Earthling

with Kasper Tranberg, tp – Jacob Anderskov, piano – Sebastian Gille, saxophones – David Helm, bass – Fabian Arends, drums.

Release October 25th, 2019, ILK, CD & digital.

Info & links:




Electronic Press Kit (photos & PR – no audio)

For promo audio streaming link before release, please contact ILKmusic.


I produced a record of electronic music and reworks for the band ROAR. The record is available on 10“ yellow marbled vinyl and as digital album.

Buy the record here.


Deconstruction and Reorganization of roar and magic realism by Fabian Arends >>ReOAR<< is a 6-track EP formed and structured by Fabian Arends for the Cologne-based band Roar.. For each track Arends extracted specific and rather short samples of DNA from Roar ́s previously released records Roar (Klaeng Records) and Magic Realism (QFTF). These cells function as both source material and foundation for the six compositions on this EP. While extracting these cells Arends focused on inherent attributes and textures that are very characteristic for both the band ́s group interaction and each players nature. A primary objective was to enable the listener to sense the groups acoustic heritage from the perspective of a texturally electronic environment. ReOAR is based on source material taken from the Roar records Roar (released on klaeng records in 2017) and Magic Realism (released on QFTF in 2020).




Sonic Recreation is my solo debut as an electronic musician exploring a drastically different and imaginary world of soundsculptures.

released July 31, 2020

Fabian Arends - modular synthesizer, drum programming