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

Happy End

deSingel, Antwerpen (B)Animation film by visual artist Hans Op de Beeck (with Klaas Verpoest and Bruno Hardt) + composition by composer Georges Aperghis around the tale “Petit Poucet” by Charles Perrault; a production of Opéra de Lille; conductor Georges-Elie Octors

Happy End

Opéra de Lille (F)Animation film by visual artist Hans Op de Beeck (with Klaas Verpoest and Bruno Hardt) + composition by composer Georges Aperghis around the tale “Petit Poucet” by Charles Perrault; a production of Opéra de Lille; conductor Georges-Elie Octors

Happy End

Opéra de Lille (F) - CreationAnimation film by visual artist Hans Op de Beeck (with Klaas Verpoest and Bruno Hardt) + composition by composer Georges Aperghis around the tale “Petit Poucet” by Charles Perrault; a production of Opéra de Lille; conductor Georges-Elie Octors

Waits Weill

Dijon

Auditorium/Le Duo

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

Avis de tempetes

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)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

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)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)

Reich evening

Pornichet (F)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Nantes (F)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Nantes (F)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Vannes (F)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

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

Music@venture

deSingel, Antwerpen (B)Opening of the festival Music@Venture in Antwerp with music by Michael Gordon: "I Burried Paul”, Raphaël Cendo: "Scratch Data", François Sarhan: "3 small trios with samples”, Riccardo Nova: "Ma's Sequence 7", "Koraippu" and "Thirteen"

Matra - Oscar Bianchi Creation

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (F)Premiere of “Matra”, a cantate written by composer Oscar Bianchi for the ensemble Ictus and Neue Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart); a coproduction by the festivals Musica (Strasbourg) and Eclat (Stuttgart)

L'Nfer

festival Musica, Strasbourg (F)A radiophonic evening with François Sarhan. Works by Sarhan, Oehring, Wyatt, Zappa (premiere)

Waits Weill

Handelsbeurs, Gent (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

festival Happy New Ears, Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Kortrijk (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

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, Middelburg (NL)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 Noorderzon en Stichting Prime, Groningen (Nl)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

Naturale

Opéra de Lille (F)Luciano Berio : Naturale, for solo viola (Paul De Clerck), percussion (Gerrit Nulens) and tape. Two performances and some comments on the music

Reich evening

deSingel, Antwerpen (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

deSingel, Antwerpen (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

deSingel, Antwerpen (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Ircam creation

Kaaitheater (with Ars Musica & Bozar), Brussels (B)Yan Maresz : “Sul Segno”, Bruno Mantovani: “Le Grand Jeu” and “Éclair de lune”, Raphaël Cendo: “Scratch Data”; Miquel Bernat, Gerrit Nulens and Michael Weilacher (solo percussion)

Ircam creation

Ircam, Paris (F)Yan Maresz : “Sul Segno”, Bruno Mantovani: “Le Grand Jeu” and “Éclair de lune” (new work for three solo snare drums and three instrumental groups), Raphaël Cendo: “Scratch Data”; Miquel Bernat, Gerrit Nulens and Michael Weilacher (solo percussion)

Reich evening

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg (L)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Reich evening

Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg (L)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

An index of metals

Ultraschall, Berlin (D)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