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

Berio

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Riccorenze, Circles, Linea, Naturale

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Monfalcone, ItA video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

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Gorizia, ItA video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

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Wien Modern, Vienna (A)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

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Huddersfield Festival, Huddersfield (UK)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

Rain Live

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

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

Avis de tempetes

Opéra de Lille (F)Performance of the opera by Georges Aperghis (composition and stage direction) for an ensemble of 10 soloist musicians and 4 singers-actors (soprano Donatienne Michel-Danzac, barytones Lionel Peintre and Romain Bisschoff, dancer-actrice Johanne Saunier), video (Kurt D’Haeseleer) and electronics (Sébastien Roux); Peter Missotten (scenography); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Avis de tempetes

Opéra de Lille (F)Performance of the opera by Georges Aperghis (composition and stage direction) for an ensemble of 10 soloist musicians and 4 singers-actors (soprano Donatienne Michel-Danzac, barytones Lionel Peintre and Romain Bisschoff, dancer-actrice Johanne Saunier), video (Kurt D’Haeseleer) and electronics (Sébastien Roux); Peter Missotten (scenography); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Avis de tempetes

Opéra de Lille (F)Performance of the opera by Georges Aperghis (composition and stage direction) for an ensemble of 10 soloist musicians and 4 singers-actors (soprano Donatienne Michel-Danzac, barytones Lionel Peintre and Romain Bisschoff, dancer-actrice Johanne Saunier), video (Kurt D’Haeseleer) and electronics (Sébastien Roux); Peter Missotten (scenography); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Avis de tempetes Creation

Opéra de Lille (F)Performance of the opera by Georges Aperghis (composition and stage direction) for an ensemble of 10 soloist musicians and 4 singers-actors (soprano Donatienne Michel-Danzac, barytones Lionel Peintre and Romain Bisschoff, dancer-actrice Johanne Saunier), video (Kurt D’Haeseleer) and electronics (Sébastien Roux); Peter Missotten (scenography); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

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REC - Festival d’Autunno, Reggio Emilia (IT)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

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Milano Musica, Milano (IT)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

Talking Music

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (F)Tom Johnson: “TileWork”; Vinko Globokar: “Toucher” and “Le Cri des Alpes”; Georges Aperghis: “Le Rire physiologique”; Mauricio Kagel: “Den 24. Xii. 1931”  - with Vinko Globokar;

Openning traiettorie

Opening Traiettorie Festival at Teatro Farneze, Parma (I)Toshio Hosokawa: “Floral Fairy”, “Renka” and “Herbstlied”; Magnus Lindberg: “Clarinet Quintet”; Jonathan Harvey: “The Riot”; Fausto Romitelli: “Trash TV” and “Green Yellow and Blue”

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Transart Festival, Bolzano (I)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

Waits Weill

Cité de la Musique, Paris (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

Waits Weill

Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg (GD Luxembourg)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

Waits Weill

festival Perspectives, Saarbrücken (D)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

Counter Phrases

Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg (GD Luxembourg)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.

Waits Weill

Bergen Festival, Bergen (N)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

Waits Weill

Bergen Festival, Bergen (N)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

Waits Weill

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen, Rouen (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

Sur les bords de la Camera

Sur les bords de la Camera: Alvarez, Finsterer, Hayden

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Cultureel Centrum Hasselt (B)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.

Sur les bords de la Camera

Monty, Antwerp (B)New composition for soloist, electronics and silent movie by the composer Javier Alvarez; performed live to the movie by a soloist of Ictus; meeting the composer and then second performance of the piece

Sur les bords de la Camera

Opéra de Lille (Fr)New composition for soloist, electronics and silent movie by the composer Javier Alvarez; performed live to the movie by a soloist of Ictus; meeting the composer and then second performance of the piece

La frontière

Opéra de Lauzanne (CH)Philippe Manoury’s chamber opera “La Frontière” (libretto: Daniela Langer; composition: Philippe Manoury; stage direction: Yoshi Oïda; musical direction: Alain Planès)

La frontière

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

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Beursschouwburg, BrusselsNew composition for soloist, electronics and silent movie by the composer Javier Alvarez; performed live to the movie by a soloist of Ictus; meeting the composer and then second performance of the piece

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Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

Counter Phrases

Auditorium de Lyon, Lyon (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.

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Festival Musiques en scène (Grame), Lyon (F)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont

In C with Terry Riley

Opéra de Lille and Lille2004 (Cultural Capital of Europe program), Lille (F)Ictus performs Terry Riley’s “In C” together with the composer in a concert presented together with the Orchestre National de Lille; presented in the context of the project Weekend Maximal by the Orchestre National de Lille, Aeronef

One only one

Opéra de Lille (F)Steve Reich: “Nagoya Marimba” for two marimbas; discussion of the piece with the performers and then second performance of the piece; in the context of the project Weekend Maximal of Lille2004 (Cultural Capital of Europe programme)

General Electric

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Ictus and Sphota perform Samuel Sighicelli: new work for ensemble and electronic improvisation, Benjamin de la Fuente: “Manège” for drums, sampler and electronics, Pierre Jodlowski: “De Front” for ensemble and electronics; Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a copresentation of the Palais de Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater

Waits Weill

La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand (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

Counter Phrases

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (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.

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Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (présenté par l’IFOB), Paris (F)A video-concert by Fausto Romitelli (music) and Paulo Pacchini (video) for soprano, ensemble, multiprojection and electronics (texts by Kenka Lekovich); Maria Husmann (soprano); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor); a production of Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont