Since 1994 Alex started an close collaboration with the contemporary music ensemble “Ictus” in Brussels, becoming a member of the ensemble in 1999. During these years up until today Alex has been involved in nearly all amplified concerts, CD publications and creations of Ictus with among others Georges Aperghis, Thierry De Mey, Philippe Manoury, Magnus Lindberg, Jonathan Harvey, Javier Alvarez, Steve Reich and Fausto Romitelli.
The Ictus Timeline (still under construction)

Alex Fostier

Sound & digits

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal GentAlejandro Viñao: “Tumblers” for violin, marimba and tape (George van Dam, violin; Miquel Bernat, marimba)

Steve Reich Encore

Lunatheater, Brussels (B)Ictus ensemble / vocal ensemble Synergy / conductor: Georges-Elie OctorsSteve Reich: “18 Musicians”, “6 Marimbas”, “Drumming” (1st mov.) and “Know what is above you”

Electric Ballroom

Contemporary Music Festival organized by Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisboa (PT)programme with soloists and electronicsAlejandro Viñao “Tumblers”Steve Reich “New York Counterpoint”Edmund J. Campion “Losing Touch”Javier Alvarez “A sì el acero”Kaija Saariaho “Petals”

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Luca Francesconi: “Animus” for trombone and electronics (Alain Pire, trombone

Holliger - Harvey

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Holliger: “Beiseit”, Jonathan Harvey: “Dead of Light / Light of Dead” and “Wheel of Emptiness”; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors, counter-tenor: Kai Wessel

Bad trip in Strasbourg

Musica Festival, Strasbourg (F)Conductor: Georges-Elie OctorsCreation of complete cycle of Fausto Romitelli’s “Professor Bad Trip” + Rebecca Saunders’ “Witten Quartet”

Hamletmaschine

Musica Festival, Strasbourg (F)(conductor: Georges-Elie Octors / SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and soloists Françoise Kubler, Jean-Marc Salzmann, Vincent Le Texier, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet); (coproduction: Musica & Le Mégaron/Athens) Creation of “die Hamletmaschine-oratorio”: oratorio by Georges Aperghis

Drumming Live

Hannover 2000 / Tanztheater International, Expo Theatre, Hannover (D)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Hannover 2000 / Tanztheater International, Expo Theatre, Hannover (D)Creation of a dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Thierry De Mey

Festival Rencontres, Chinon (F)Soloist concert around music by Thierry De Mey

Kaija Saariaho

Kaaitheaterstudio's, Brussels (B)Soloists concert Kaija Saariaho

1st Composition seminar

15-23.4.2000: Studios Ictus / Rosas / PARTS, Brussels (B)With guest composers Luca Francesconi and Fausto Romitelli, in collaboration with the ensemble Avanti (Helsinki)

I said I

Muziektheater, Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by soloists of Ictus: Kaija Saariaho, George van Dam, Ictus Jungle Dept, Fabrizio Cassol, Johannes Brahms

I said I

Muziektheater, Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by soloists of Ictus: Kaija Saariaho, George van Dam, Ictus Jungle Dept, Fabrizio Cassol, Johannes Brahms

I said I

Muziektheater, Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by soloists of Ictus: Kaija Saariaho, George van Dam, Ictus Jungle Dept, Fabrizio Cassol, Johannes Brahms

Jonathan Harvey

Brugge (B)Soloists concert Jonathan Harvey, including his "Death of light, Light of dead", “Advaya”, "Ricercare una melodia" and "Mortuos plango, Vivos vico”

Jonathan Harvey

de Velinx, Tongeren (B)Soloists concert Jonathan Harvey, including his "Death of light, Light of dead", “Advaya”, "Ricercare una melodia" and "Mortuos plango, Vivos vico”

I said I

Adelaide Festival, AustraliaDance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by soloists of Ictus: Kaija Saariaho, George van Dam, Ictus Jungle Dept, Fabrizio Cassol, Johannes Brahms

I said I

Adelaide Festival, AustraliaDance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by soloists of Ictus: Kaija Saariaho, George van Dam, Ictus Jungle Dept, Fabrizio Cassol, Johannes Brahms

Magnus Lindberg - Kraft

deSingel, Antwerp (B)"Kraft" by Magnus Lindberg (with Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders)

Music for 18 musicians

Maison de la Culture d'Amiens (F)Ensemble concert Steve Reich: “Drumming”, "Six Marimbas" and "Music for 18 Musicians"