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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Waits Weill

Opéra de Lille, Lille (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

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Festival Next Wave, BAM, New York (USA)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Counter Phrases

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen, Rouen (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Laborintus II

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)Luciano Berio: “Laborintus II” for ensemble and choir by Ictus and the Nederlands Kamerkoor; Georges-Elie Octors (conductor) With Michel Portal, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Pierre Vaiana, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Ictus, Dutch Chamber Choir & Visual Kitchen - cond. Georges-Elie Octors A European jazz tribute to the sixties + afterparty with dj Funki Porcini

Hoketus & Creation Phase pattern

Transit2003, Leuven (B)Louis Andriessen: “Hoketus” for ensemble, and the creation of a newly written piece for piano solo; Steve Reich: “Phase Patterns”; Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

La frontière

Festival Octobre en Normandie, Rouen (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

Comédie, Clermont-Ferrand (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

Comédie, Clermont-Ferrand (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

Bouffes du Nord, Paris (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

Bouffes du Nord, Paris (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

Counter Phrases

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

La frontière

Musica, Strasbourg (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène National d’Orléans (F)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière - creation

Carré Saint-Vincent, Scène National d’Orléans (F)Creation of Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

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

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)

Counter Phrases

Transart festival, Bolzano (I)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Paysage sous surveillance

Agora festival / Ircam, Centre Pompidou, Paris (F)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

Agora festival / Ircam, Centre Pompidou, Paris (F)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)

Counter Phrases

Cité de la Musique (in: festival Agora / Ircam), Paris (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Phichedelics @ Ircam

Centre Pompidou, festival Agora / Ircam, Paris (F)Creation of Ircam-commission to Alvarez Javier for steeldrums solo and ensemble and electronics and a new work by Riccardo Nova, as well as compositions by Samuel Sighicelli and François Narboni; Georges-Elie Octors, conductor

Counter Phrases

Kölner Philharmonie, Köln (DCreation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Vienna (A)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Paysage sous surveillance

Festival Musiques Action, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (F)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 Musiques Action, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (F)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)

Cassol & Sciarrino

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)Ictus performs together with the jazz formation Aka Moon the composition “Y Ching” by Fabrizio Cassol, as well as works by Salvatore Sciarrino (“Tre notturni brillanti" and “Quintettino N.1 per clarinetto e quartetto d'archi”)

Cassol & Sciarrino

Festival Musica Viva, Muffathalle, Munich (D)Ictus performs together with the jazz formation Aka Moon the composition “Y Ching” by Fabrizio Cassol, as well as works by Salvatore Sciarrino (“Tre notturni brillanti" and “Quintettino N.1 per clarinetto e quartetto d'archi”)

Drumming Live

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Portrait Thierry de Mey

Mousonturm, Frankfurt (D)Soloist portrait of Thierry De Mey’s music and filmworks, including: “Tippeke”, “Ice”, Solo for violin”, “Musique de tables”, “Violin Phase” (film only); soloists François Deppe (cello) and George van Dam (violin)

Counter Phrases

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham (UK)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Jonathan Harvey : Solosit portrait

Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid (ES)Jonathan Harvey: “Tombeau de Messiaen”, “Mortuos Plango Vivos Vico”, “Ricercare una Melodia” (version for oboe) and “Advaya”; Musica de Hoy

Counter Phrases

le Mégaron, Athens (GR)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

April Me

Schouwburg, Groningen (NL)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

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen (F)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Rain Live

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen (F)Dance-production with Rosas: cchoreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music: “Music for 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich); Rosas, Ictus and Synergy Vocals

Counter Phrases

Barbican Centre, London (UK)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Dansenshus Stockholm (S)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases Creation

The Palais des Beaux Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten within the context of the festival Ars Musica Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

April Me

Weimar (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)

April Me

Weimar (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)

Steve Reich - Orchestra and soloists

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Ictus and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders perform works by Steve Reich (Ictus performs “Nagoya Marimba”, “Phase Patterns” and “Electric Counterpoint”

April Me

Cultureel Centrum Hasselt (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

Vlaamse Opera, Gent (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

Vlaamse Opera, Gent (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

Vlaamse Opera, Gent (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)

With Misato Mochizuki

Berlin

Sophiensaele

Concert around Misato Mochizuki (“Wise Water”, “Chimera” and “Intermezzi for flute and piano”) with also compositions of Tristan Murail (“Ethers”) and Emmanuel Nunes (“Einspielung II”); soloist: François Deppe (cello); Georges-Elie Octors, conductor; François Deppe, cello; Ultraschall Festival

With Misato Mochizuki

Köln

WDR

Concert around Misato Mochizuki (“Wise Water”, “Chimera” and “Intermezzi for flute and piano”) with also compositions of Tristan Murail (“Ethers”) and Emmanuel Nunes (“Einspielung II”); soloist: François Deppe (cello); Georges-Elie Octors, conductor; François Deppe, cello; Ultraschall Festival

Waits Weill

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (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