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

L'Nfer

Kaaitheater (copresentation with Paleis voor Schone Kunsten), Brussels (B)A radiophonic evening with François Sarhan. Works by Sarhan, Oehring, Wyatt, Zappa (premiere)

Reich evening

Théâtre de Caen (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

Dijon

Opéra de Dijon

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

Dijon

Opéra de Dijon

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

Hasselt

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

Reich evening

Kaaitheater (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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 (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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 (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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 (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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 (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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 (co-presentatie met de Munt) (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

Wuppertal (D)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

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM, Next Wave Festival), New York (USA)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

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM, Next Wave Festival), New York (USA)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

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM, Next Wave Festival), New York (USA)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

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM, Next Wave Festival), New York (USA)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Riccardo Nova

Milano Musica, Milaan (I)4 works by Riccardo Nova 'Ma's Sequence 7', 'Koraippu', 'Thirteen' and 'Seventeen' (creatie) and Fausto Romitelli's “Trash TV”; conductor Georges-Elie Octors

Reich evening

Stadschouwburg (presentatie: Transit Festival en Stuc), Leuven (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

Stadschouwburg (presentatie: Transit Festival en Stuc), Leuven (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 de Provence, Aix-en-Provence (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

Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence (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

Auditorium, Dijon (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

Auditorium, Dijon (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

Sadler’s Wells, London (GB)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

Sadler’s Wells, London (GB)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

Sadler’s Wells, London (GB)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

Schouwburg, Kortrijk (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

Happy End

Kaaitheater, Brussels (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

Reich evening

Göteborg Festival (S)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

Göteborg Festival (S)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

Edingburg Festival, Edingburg (GB)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

Edingburg Festival, Edingburg (GB)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

Edingburg Festival, Edingburg (GB)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

Edingburg Festival, Edingburg (GB)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

Heilbronn (D)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

Heilbronn (D)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

Heilbronn (D)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

Theater am der Wien, Wenen (AT)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

Theater am der Wien, Wenen (AT)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Happy End

Cité de la Musique (een copresentation with festival Agora, Ircam), Paris (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

Party Gerard Violette

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (F)DRUMMINGParty for the farewell of Gérard Violette. Choreagraphy Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker, music: Steve Reich, Drumming.

An index of metals

Auditorium (presentatie: Santa Cecilia), Rome (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

Happy End

Auditorium (presentatie: Santa Cecilia), Rome (I)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

Basilica

Gelatinefabriek, Hasselt (B)Compositions by Jean-Luc Fafchamps and Yan Maresz, with soloists Alain Pire (trombone) and Philippe Ranallo (trumpet)

Le grand gamelan

Kaaitheater, Brussel (B)“LE GRAND GAMELAN” (Ictus & Octurn)Creation of the concert piece by composer Bo Van de Werf for 9 musicians by jazz-collective Octurn and 5 percussionists by Ictus, joined in a imaginary gamelan group

An index of metals

Flagey, Brussels (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

Reich evening

Auditorium (presentation: Musica per Roma), Rome (I)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

Auditorium (presentation: Musica per Roma), Rome (I)Dance production 2007 with music by Steve Reich: “Four Organs”, “Drumming”, “Piano Phase”, performed live by musicians of Ictus; choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Le grand gamelan

Maison de la Musique, Nanterre (F)“LE GRAND GAMELAN” (Ictus & Octurn)Creation of the concert piece by composer Bo Van de Werf for 9 musicians by jazz-collective Octurn and 5 percussionists by Ictus, joined in a imaginary gamelan group

Reich evening

La Filature, Mulhouse (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

La Filature, Mulhouse (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

Happy End

Handelsbeurs, Gent (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

Reich evening

Maison de la Musique, Nanterre (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

Maison de la Musique, Nanterre (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

Professor bad trip

Festival Eclat, Stuttgart (D)15.02.2008:'PROFESSOR BAD TRIPFausto Romitelli :“Professor Bad Trip”: drie-delige cyclus for 10 musicians and electronics; conductor Georges-Elie Octors

Matra / Keller Nova

Festival Eclat, Stuttgart (D)'MATRA' Oscar Bianchi + CREATIE Stephane KellerA cantate by the young composer and 'Ictus-fellow' Oscar Bianchi for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, trio concertante and electronics; conductor Georges-Elie Octors; 3 soloists : Mike Schmid, Susanne Fröhlich and Rico Gubler; with participation of Neue Vocalsolisten (6). Stefane Keller : Driven (premiere). Riccardo Nova : Ma's Sequence

L'Nfer

Opéra de Lille (F)A radiophonic evening with François Sarhan. Works by Sarhan, Oehring, Wyatt, Zappa (premiere)

Quintet Riccardo Nova

Opéra de Lille (F)Piece for wind quintet and Indian percussionist, Manjunath Basavanahalli