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

Violin Phase

Bozar, Brussels (B)

Waits Weill

Cargo, Grenoble (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

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Opéra de Lille, Lille (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

Bad trip in Luxembourg

Philharmonie de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (L)Fausto Romitelli: “Professor Bad Trip” (I, II and III)

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Festival Manca, Nice (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

Waits Weill

San Domenec Theatre, Temporada Alta Festival, Girona (ES)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

One only one

Palais des Beaux Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel (B)Two performances of ‘Ictus Fellow Composer’ Cédric Dambrain’s “Pure” by François Deppe (cello) and meeting with the composer in between the two interpretations

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Budapest Autumn Festival, MaFilm Studio, Budapest (HU)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

Avis de tempetes

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (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

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (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)

Rain Live

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

Mochizuki/Monnet

Festival Musica, Strassbourg f(fr)Mochizuki/Monnet

First class concert

Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels (B)(Eersteklas Concerten / Concerts Premières Classes) annual concert day, specially prepared and proposed to children of six-seven years old, going to the first class of primary school; this year with: Lois V Vierk: “Cirrus”; Steve Reich: “Drumming”; Thierry De Mey: “Musique de tables”; (coproduced by Bozar Studios, Musica, Klarafestival van Vlaanderen and Ictus)

Waits Weill

Kursaal, Oostende (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

Waits Weill

Settembre Musicale, Torino (I)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

Salzburger festspiele

Salzburger Festspiele / Passagen, Republic, Salzburg (AT)Georges Aperghis: “La nuit en tête” and “Alter-Face”; Misato Mochizuki: “Chimera”; Fausto Romitelli: “Professor Bad Trip I, II and III”

Waits Weill

Festival de Marseille (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

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MusicadHoy, Madrid (ES)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

Avis de tempetes

Opening Festival Agora (Ircam), Paris (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

Opening Festival Agora (Ircam), Paris (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

Zenith de Nancy - Opéra de Nancy (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

Zenith de Nancy - Opéra de Nancy (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)

Cassol & Sciarrino

Inauguration programme of the new Casa da Musica, Porto (PT)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”)

Counter Phrases

Opéra de Lille (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.

Waits Weill

Tongyeong Festival, Tongyeong (Korea)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

Steve Reich

Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)Ensemble-concert with a selection of works by Steve Reich; “Music for 18 Musicians”, “Drumming” (1st movement), “Clapping Music”, “Nagoya Marimba”x

Candid music

Opéra de Rouen (F)A marathonWorks by John Cage, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon, Gavin Bryars (with Orchestre de Picardie, conductor: Gavin Bryars), Tim Mariën, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Weilacher

Candid music

Opéra de Lille (F)A marathonWorks by John Cage, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon, Gavin Bryars (with Orchestre de Picardie, conductor: Gavin Bryars), Tim Mariën, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Weilacher

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Lycée G. Monod de

Rueil- Malmaison

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Maison de la Musique, Nanterre (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

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Théâtre de St-Quentin-en-Ivelines (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

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Lycée G. Monod de

Rueil- Malmaison

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Lycée E. de Breteuil de

St-Quentin-en-Yvelines

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Lycée E. de Breteuil de

St-Quentin-en-Yvelines