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

Musiques croisées - A marathon

Opéra de Lille, Lille (F)Creation of a new marathon-programme: One evening, three concerts : Johannes Schöllhorn, Francis Ponge, Manuela Morgaine : L'Art de la Figue; Tom Johnson, Pierre Droulers : Maximum Efficiency; Riccardo Nova : Ma's Sequence, Thirteen. conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

L'Nfer Creation

L'Arsenal, Metz (F)A radiophonic evening with François Sarhan. Works by Sarhan, Oehring, Wyatt, Zappa (premiere)

Maximum efficiency

Philharmonie de Luxembourg, Luxembourg After Tom Johnson's music

An index of metals

Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich (CH) 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

Musica 2006

Dambrain (Blazek)/Oomen (Fughetta on Bach and Cage)/Kmitova (Briefanfnge an Ursus)/Cendo (Scratch Data)

In C - Terry Riley

Festival Why Note, Dijon (F)

Candid music

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (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

Marc Monnet

Musée Océanographique (festival Printemps des Arts) Monaco  (F)Marc Monnet: “Bosse, crane rasé, nez crochu”, and Tom Johnson: “Maximum Efficiency” series of short compositions for  3-4 musicians and actor; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors;

Etvos/Mantovani

Opéra de Lille, Lille (F)

le Grand Jeu

Lille

Opéra de Lille

Two performances of Bruno Mantovani’s “le Grand Jeu” for percussion and electronics, performed by Miquel Bernat (percussion); meeting with the composer in between the two interpretations

In Berlin

Kammermusiksaal (festival MaerzMuzik), Berlin (D)Misato Mochizuki: “4D”, “Winter Fragments” and “Etheric Blueprint” (creation; commissioned by MaerzMuzik); Yan Maresz: “Entrelacs”; Olivier Schneller: new work for small ensemble and electronics (commissioned by MaerzMuzik);

le Grand Jeu

Armentières

Vivat

Two performances of Bruno Mantovani’s “le Grand Jeu” for percussion and electronics, performed by Miquel Bernat (percussion); meeting with the composer in between the two interpretations

Mots soufies KDTZGhSA creation

Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (B)In 05-06 Jean-Luc Fafchamps is composer-in-residence at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels; Bozar Music and Ars Musica are commissioning him to compose his project around sufi lettres for ensemble and orchestra; with Orchestre National de Lille; conductor: Peter Rundel

Etvos/Mantovani

Kaaitheatre, Brussels (B)

In C with Terry Riley

Flagey, Brussels (B)Ictus performs Terry Riley’s “In C” together with the composer

In C with Terry Riley

Cité de la Musique, Paris (F)Ictus performs Terry Riley’s “In C” together with the composer

Tehillim

Cité de la Musique, Paris (F)Steve Reich: “Tehillim”Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Cassol & Sciarrino

Le Manège, Reims (F)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”)