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

Academiezaal, St-Truiden (B)Javier Alvarez: "Mambo Vinko" for trombone (Alain Pire) and electronics and meeting with the composer

Bad trip in Brussels

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Olga Neuwirth (La Vie Ulcerante), Fausto Romitelli (Professor Bad Trip), Yan Maresz (Metallics), Helmut Oehring (Foxfire); Andrew Watts and Kai Wessel (countertenors), Philippe Ranallo (trumpet), Tom Pauwels (guitar), Georges-Elie Octors (conductor);; (production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels)

Piano-Percussion Quartet

Festival Why Note, Théâtre des Feuillants, Dijon (F)Ictus Piano-Percussion Quartet: Belà Bartok (Sonata for two pianos and percussion), Magnus Lindberg (Related Rocks), Steve Reich (Marimba Phase), George Crumb (Celestial Mechanics / Makrokosmos II)

Electric Ballroom

Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)works for soloists and electronics

Cage experience

Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)With soloists of Ictus and percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky

Just before

Leuven, Stadsschouwburg (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Leuven, Stadsschouwburg (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (F)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Cultureel Centrum Roeselare (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Cultureel Centrum Hasselt (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Drumming Live

Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (USA)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (USA)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (USA)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (USA)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Javier Alvarez: "Mambo Vinko" for trombone (Alain Pire) and electronics and meeting with the composer

I said I

Festival international de danse contemporaine, Montréal (Can)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

Festival international de danse contemporaine, Montréal (Can)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

Festival international de danse contemporaine, Montréal (Can)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

With Thierry de Mey

Köln

SK Stiftung Kultur

Thierry De Mey (Tippeke; Musique de tables; Suite for violin solo; Ice); soloists: George van Dam (violin), François Deppe (cello); Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK)

Orient imaginaire

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Riccardo Nova (“Drones”, new work), Fabrizio Cassol (“From Innocence to Influence”, new work), Terry Riley (In C); with Bl!ndman Quartet; Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Flanders Festival

Musica 2001

Musica, Palais des Fêtes, Strasbourg (F)
Luca Francesconi: “Lips, Eyes, Bang” (video, voice and ensemble), Luca Francesconi: “Da Capo”, Misato Mochizuki: “Chimera”, Thierry De Mey: “Kinok”; Jocelyn B. Smith (voice), Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

I said I

Rosas Studios, Brussels (B)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

Rosas Studios, Brussels (B)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

Just before

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

Just before

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed by Ictus: John Cage, Steve Reich, Magnus Lindberg, Pierre Bartholomée, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms, Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis

I said I

Barbican Centre, London (UK)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

Barbican Centre, London (UK)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

Barbican Centre, London (UK)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

Barbican Centre, London (UK)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

In C - Terry Riley

Kollegienkirche Salzburg (A)Terry Riley: "In C" for ensemble; with Bl!ndman Quartet; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; opening Zeitfluss Festival

Drumming Live

Museumquartier, Impuls Tanz, Vienna (A)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Impuls Tanz

RadioKulturHaus, Impuls Tanz, Vienna (A)Magnus Lindberg: “Ablauf”, Steve Reich: “Marimba Phase”, Thierry De Mey: “Musique de Tables”, Javier Alvarez: “Temazcal”, Steve Reich: ”Six Marimbas”

Hamletmaschine

5.6.2001 - Bouffes du Nord / IRCAM, Paris (F)Georges Aperghis: "die Hamletmaschine-oratorio" (with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and soloists Françoise Kubler, Jean-Marc Salzmann, Vincent Le Texier, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

Cello / de Mey

Friche la Belle-de-mai, Musiques Marseille, GMEM, Marseille (F)
Thierry De Mey (Tippeke; Musique de tables), Jonathan Harvey (Advaya), Kaija Saariaho (Petals; Oi Kuu)

Cello

Porto Cultural Capital of Europe in 2001 (PT)Magnus Lindberg: “Steamboat Bill Jr”, Jonathan Harvey: “Advaya”, Kaija Saariaho: “Près”, Gerard Pesson: “La Recherche de la Vérité”, Emmanuel Nunes: “Einspielung II”

I said I

Lisboa (PT)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

Lisboa (PT)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

Rivoli Teatro, Porto (PT)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

Electric Ballroom

Biekorf / Cultuurcentrum Brugge (B)Works for soloists and electronicsKaija Saariaho “Près”Yan Maresz “Metallics”Luca Francesconi “Animus”Keiko Harada “Bone #”

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Works by Jonathan Harvey and Thierry De Mey by soloists of Ictus.Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal Gent

Hamletmaschine

Liège, Théâtre de la Place / festival Ars Musica (B)Georges Aperghis: "die Hamletmaschine-oratorio" (with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and soloists Françoise Kubler, Jean-Marc Salzmann, Vincent Le Texier, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

Steve Reich encore

Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (F)Ictus ensemble / ensemble Synergy vocalSteve Reich: "18 Musicians", "6 Marimbas" and "Know what is above you"; Thierry De Mey: "Musique de Tables"

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Kaija Saariaho: "Noanoa" for flute and electronics; Janna Van Mechelen (flute); (production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal Gent)

Steve Reich encore

Maison de la Culture, Caen (F)Ictus ensemble / ensemble Synergy vocalSteve Reich: "18 Musicians", "6 Marimbas" and "Know what is above you"; Thierry De Mey: "Musique de Tables"

Electric Ballroom

deVelinx, Tongeren (B)Soloists and electronics: Kaija Saariaho: "Petals"Yan Maresz: "Metalics"Javier Alvarez: "Temazcal" Kaija Saariaho: "Oi Kuu"Luca Francesconi: "Animus”

In C - Terry Riley

Centre Pompidou, Paris (F)

Hamletmaschine

Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart (D)Georges Aperghis: "die Hamletmaschine-oratorio" (with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and soloists Françoise Kubler, Jean-Marc Salzmann, Vincent Le Texier, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

Hamletmaschine

Athens Festival / Le Mégaron, Athens, GreeceGeorges Aperghis: "die Hamletmaschine-oratorio" (with the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and soloists Françoise Kubler, Jean-Marc Salzmann, Vincent Le Texier, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet); conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal Gent Flo Menezes: "Atlas Folisipelis" for oboe, two percussionists and electronics

New year's concert

Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)New Year’s concert at Mousonturm in Frankfurt (D), with: : Magnus Lindberg: "Ablauf", Steve Reich: "Drumming" (first part), Thierry De Mey: "Musique de Tables", Javier Alvarez: "Temazcal", and Steve Reich: "Six Marimbas"