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

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April Me

Forbach (CH)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Waits Weill

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A concert-project produced with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

Paysage sous surveillance

Festival Wien Modern, Odeon Theater, Vienna (A)Music theatre production of Georges Aperghis for 2 clarinets, 2 pianos, 2 celli and 2 performers, based on a text of Heiner Müller (“Bildbeschreibung”); scenography and lights: Peter Missotten; video: Kurt d’Haeseleer (Filmfabriek)

Paysage sous surveillance

Festival Wien Modern, Odeon Theater, Vienna (A)Music theatre production of Georges Aperghis for 2 clarinets, 2 pianos, 2 celli and 2 performers, based on a text of Heiner Müller (“Bildbeschreibung”); scenography and lights: Peter Missotten; video: Kurt d’Haeseleer (Filmfabriek)

Waits Weill

le Manège, Reims (F)A concert-project produced with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

April Me

Leverkusen (D)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Paysage sous surveillance

Kaaitheater Brussels (B)Music theatre production of Georges Aperghis for 2 clarinets, 2 pianos, 2 celli and 2 performers, based on a text of Heiner Müller (“Bildbeschreibung”); scenography and lights: Peter Missotten; video: Kurt d’Haeseleer (Filmfabriek)

Paysage sous surveillance - creation

Kaaitheater Brussels (B)Creation of “Paysage sous surveillance”, a new music theatre production of Georges Aperghis for 2 clarinets, 2 pianos, 2 celli and 2 performers, based on a text of Heiner Müller (“Bildbeschreibung”); scenography and lights: Peter Missotten; video: Kurt d’Haeseleer (Filmfabriek)

Waits Weill

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A concert-project produced with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

April Me

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Train de plaisir

Festival Happy New Ears, Kortrijk (B)Stefan Van Eycken (Ictus Fellow) composed music (for piano and electronics) to the shortfilm “Train de plaisir” of the Belgian moviemaker Henry Storck; performed live to the movie by pianist Jean-Luc Fafchamps; meeting the composer and second performance of the piece

Loops

Musica Festival, Strasbourg (F)A portrait of Steve Reich“Phase Patterns", "Clapping Music", "Four Organs", "Nagoya Marimba", “Violin Phase”, “New York Counterpoint”, “Electric Counterpoint”;

Opening Flagey

Flagey, Brussels (B)Thierry De Mey: “Musique de tables”

Waits Weill

Musica festival, Strasbourg (F)A concert-project produced with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

Drumming Live

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

April Me

ImpulsTanz, Vienna (A)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

ImpulsTanz, Vienna (A)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

ImpulsTanz, Vienna (A)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Loops

Centre Pompidou, Paris (F)“Phase Patterns", "Clapping Music", "Four Organs", "Nagoya Marimba", “Violin Phase”, “New York Counterpoint”, “Electric Counterpoint”

Black page

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)One-Only-One #20: “Black Page” by Frank Zappa for two percussionists (Michael Weilacher and Gerrit Nulens)Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal Gent

Electric Ballroom

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Soloist works with electronics: new works by Fausto Romitelli, Stefan Van Eycken and Charlemagne Palestine; (production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels)

Waits Weill

Maison de la Culture d’Amiens (F)A concert-project produced with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

Concert in Brugge

OLVrouwkerk, Brugge (B)Steve Reich: “Nagoya Marimba”, “Electric Counterpoint”, Magnus Lindberg: “Ablauf”, Javier Alvarez: “Temazcal”, Thierry De Mey: “Musique de tables”

A portrait od Steve Reich

Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)“Phase Patterns", "Clapping Music", "Four Organs", "Nagoya Marimba", “Violin Phase”, “Electric Counterpoint”

April Me

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Rain Live

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)Brugge2002Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)Brugge2002Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Waits Weill - Creation

Bruges

Concertgebouw

Brugge2002/American Air WAITS/WEILL (première)
A concert-project produced by Brugge2002 (Cultural Capital of Europe) with arrangements by François Deppe, Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Fabian Fiorini for a line-up of 13 musicians of songs by Kurt Weill and Tom Waits, with soprano Maria Husmann and rocksinger Kris Dane

April Me

Brugge2002, Brugge (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Brugge2002, Brugge (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen, Rouen (F)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Rain Live

Hallen van Schaerbeek, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Hallen van Schaerbeek, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Hallen van Schaerbeek, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Hallen van Schaerbeek, Brussels (B)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

April Me

Munt/Monnaie, Brussels (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Munt/Monnaie, Brussels (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me

Munt/Monnaie, Brussels (B)Dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

April Me - Creation

Munt/Monnaie, Brussels (B)Creation of a new dance production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) with music by Thierry De Mey, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Gerard Grisey (performed live by Ictus) and “Noces” by Igor Stravinsky (tape)

Ars Musica 2002

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Production: Ars Musica, Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of BrusselsPreprogram with Piet Van Bockstal (oboe) and Yutaka Oya (piano) with: Stefan Wolpe (Sonate for oboe and piano) and Elliot Carter (Pastorale for oboe and piano)and concert with Ictus with: Elliot Carter (Study for timpani), Misato Mochizuki (Chimera for ensemble), Elliot Carter (Study for timpani), Yan Maresz (Eclipse for ensemble), Yan Maresz (Metallics for trumpet solo and electronics); soloists: Gerrit Nulens (percussion), Philippe Ranallo (trumpet) and Takashi Yamane (clarinet); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

In C - Terry Riley

Lyon (F)festival Musiques en Scène, GRAME

Drumming Live

Brugge2002, Bruges (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Brugge2002, Bruges (B)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Portrait Helmut Oerhing

deVelinx, Tongeren (B)Helmut Oehring / Iris ter Schiphorst: “Prae-senz” for pianotrio; Helmut Oehring: “Leuchter” for oboe, piano and cello; “Fox Fire (Natriumpenthotal)” for guitar solo

Drumming Live

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen (F)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Marathon Minimal music

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen (F)Steve Reich: “Tehillim” and “18 Musicians” (with Synergy Vocals) and Terry Riley: “In C” (with students of the Conservatory);

ANAMORPHOSES

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Johannes Schöllhorn (new work for ensemble), György Ligeti (Kammerkonzert), Jonathan Harvey (Advaya), Unsuk Chin (Akrostichon-Wortspiel); Donatienne Michel-Dansac (soprano), Manuela Morgaine (voice), François Deppe (cello); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Steve Reich encore

Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (F)Ictus ensemble / ensemble Synergy vocalSteve Reich: "18 Musicians", "6 Marimbas" and "Know what is above you"; Thierry De Mey: "Musique de Tables"

Portrait Helmut Oerhing

Schouwburg, Maas-mechelen (B)Helmut Oehring / Iris ter Schiphorst: “Prae-senz” for pianotrio; Helmut Oehring: “Leuchter” for oboe, piano and cello; “Fox Fire (Natriumpenthotal)” for guitar solo

Steve Reich encore

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

Bad trip in Vienna

Konzerthaus, Vienna (A)Olga Neuwirth (Hommage à Klaus Nomi), 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)

Rain Live

Muziektheater Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Muziektheater Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live - (premiere)

Muziektheater Amsterdam (NL)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals