SOUND DESIGN - COMPOSITION - PRODUCTION
Fabian was born and raised in Vienna/Austria where he began the first eight years of his professional career as a dancer for the Vienna State Ballet. From an early age he had a big passion for music and experimenting on a sequencer, however at the time he decided to continue pursuing a career in ballet. He eventually moved to London in 2002 and joined the English National Ballet (ENB). He continues to work there as a First Soloist. It wasn’t until he started to choreograph – as part of ENB’s choreographic workshop – that he picked up music composition again and decided to create the soundtrack, alongside the choreography, himself. Fabian works solely on a computer using ‘Ableton Live’ software as his preferred DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and he uses a mix of digital sounds and sampled or synthesized instruments. The big advantage of this being able to instantly edit, move and re-combine material and adjust everything in a short amount of time.
He started to compose original songs, rework some classical pieces and develop new music, with the intention to stay as versatile as possible. Not bound by any specific genre, Fabian is exploring minimalism, atmospheric soundscapes and orchestral pieces. Coming from a dancing background, he has a very good understanding of how to support a choreography musically. The first of his creations performed on stage were ‘Unbreakable’ in Cape Town (SA), and 'Bam!' at ENB's choreographic workshop in 2019 (both Fabian's choreography). In June 2022 he was given the opportunity to compose his first piece for orchestra, 'Nefes' was performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic as part of the 'Emerging Dancer' event. The short dance film 'A Liminal Space' he scored, was awarded the Grand Prize at the PNB Dance Film Festival '23.