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

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Drumming Live

Antwerp

De Singel

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Antwerp

De Singel

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Antwerp

De Singel

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Faune

deSingel, Antwerp (B)

Debussy’s “Après-midi d’un faune” (chamber-music version + film Thierry De Mey on choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaker), Schönberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” (with soprano Marianne Pousseur) and “Valse3”, a new composition for small ensemble and electronics of by Frédéric Verrières (inspired by Ravel’s “La Valse”); conductors: Georges-Elie Octors (Debussy, Verrières) and François Deppe (Schönberg)

Faune

Kaaitheater (in a co-presentation with Bozar and Ictus), Brussels (B)

Debussy’s “Après-midi d’un faune” (chamber-music version + film Thierry De Mey on choreography of Anne Teresa De Keersmaker), Schönberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” (with soprano Marianne Pousseur) and “Valse3”, a new composition for small ensemble and electronics of by Frédéric Verrières (inspired by Ravel’s “La Valse”); conductors: Georges-Elie Octors (Debussy, Verrières) and François Deppe (Schönberg)

Ballets Mécaniques

Opéra de Lille, Lille (F)

A marathon-programme in different spaces spread allover the opera-house, including works of Edgar Varèse, George Antheil, Luciano Chessa, Kurt Schwitters, a.o., presented by Ictus, Cris de Paris and soloists Michaël Schmid and Fabian Fiorini, as well as performer Luciano Chessa and the Russolo machines

Drumming Live

Köln (D)

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Liquid Room in Lëtzebuerg - A tribute to John Cage

Grand Théâtre (presented by Philharmonie),Luxembourg (L)

A tribute to John Cage

FUTURISME/PRIMITIVISME

Cité de la Musique, Paris (F)

Partch, Marinetti, Russolo and Schwitters
Harry Partch’s “The Wayward” (in an arrangement by Tim Mariën) + pre-concert with works by Marinetti, Russolo, Schwitters

Drumming Live

Brugge

Concertgebouw

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Munich

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Liquid room - Saint John

Gent

Handelsbeurs

A seamless evening on different stages, with works by John Cage and related music soloists of Ictus and soprano Judith Vindevogel

Musica 2012

Strasbourg

festival Musica

Raphael Cendo, Wolfgang Mitterer, Francesco Filidei Wolfgang Mitterer: Little Smile (2011) Francesco Filidei: Ballata n.2 (2012) Raphaël Cendo: new work: concerto for trumpet, flute, guitar and ensemble (2012) Soloists: Philippe Ranalo, Michaël Schmid, Tom Pauwels Conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

Liquid room

Darmstadt

Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Liquid Room (final concert of Darmstadt 2012)

A seamless evening on four stages, with works by many different composers related to the past and present of the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik of Darmstadt

Drumming Live

Vienna

ImPulsTanz

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Vienna

ImPulsTanz

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Salzburg

Sommerszene

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Salzburg

Sommerszene

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Luxemburg

Grand Théâtres

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Jonathan Harvey

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)

Jonathan Harvey’s “Bhakti” for ensemble and “Ricercare una melodia” (for oboe), and stringtrio by Hector Parra

Professor

Marseille

GMEM

Ictus performs “Professor Bad Trip” of Fausto Romitelli live to a choreography of the young French choreographer Maud le Pladec and her company Leda Conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Lille

Halles St-Sauveur

Harry Partch / Tim Mariën

Drumming Live

Brussels

Kaaitheater

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Brussels

Kaaitheater

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Brussels

Kaaitheater

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Brussels

Kaaitheater

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Brussels

Kaaitheater

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam (Nl)

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam (Nl)

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich

Drumming Live

Stadsschouwburg, Kortrijk (B)

A dance-production with Rosas: choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; music performed live by Ictus and Synergy Vocals: Steve Reich llli

Liquid Room

Hamburg

Kampnagel

(co-presented by Elbphilharmonie and Kampnagel) works by Magnus Lindberg, Kurt Schwitters, Michael Gordon , Eva Reiter, Benjamin De La Fuente, Helmut Lachenmann, Harry Partch (arr by Tim Mariën), Geoffrey Drouin, Alexander Schubert, Helmut Oehring and Michael Levinas. A seamless evening on four stages.

This is not a pop song

Brussels

Kaaistudios

(copresented by Kaaitheater, with Bozar, Ars Musica and Ictus), premiere of performance project by ICTUS.
The line-up includes voice, clarinet/sax, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums. A carefully selected set of composers, musicians and performers - short and longterm associates of the ensemble - have been asked to produce a short statement; a piece of music with the duration of a pop song: a.o. Alexander Schubert, Clinton Mc Callum, Oscar Bianchi, Morten Olsen, Fabian Fiorini,...

This is not a pop song

Brussels

Kaaistudios

(copresented by Kaaitheater, with Bozar, Ars Musica and Ictus), premiere of performance project by ICTUS.
The line-up includes voice, clarinet/sax, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums. A carefully selected set of composers, musicians and performers - short and longterm associates of the ensemble - have been asked to produce a short statement; a piece of music with the duration of a pop song: a.o. Alexander Schubert, Clinton Mc Callum, Oscar Bianchi, Morten Olsen, Fabian Fiorini,...

This is not a pop song creation

Brussels

Kaaistudios

(copresented by Kaaitheater, with Bozar, Ars Musica and Ictus), premiere of performance project by ICTUS.
The line-up includes voice, clarinet/sax, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums. A carefully selected set of composers, musicians and performers - short and longterm associates of the ensemble - have been asked to produce a short statement; a piece of music with the duration of a pop song: a.o. Alexander Schubert, Clinton Mc Callum, Oscar Bianchi, Morten Olsen, Fabian Fiorini,...

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw an IJ

Works by Harry Partch, arranged by Tim Mariën
and works by Tim Mariën and Thomas Smethryns

Conical Intersection, ROQUE RIVAS

Palace for Fine Arts, Brussels (B)Soloist concert with comments. Roque Rivas: Conical Intersection, for bassoon and electronics. Dirk Noyen, bassoon

First Class Concerts

Opéra de Lille, Lille (F)A day of concerts for kids of the first class of primary school (6-7 years old), given by soloists of Ictus, and contextualized by animators from the University of Lille (CFMI)

Conical Intersection, ROQUE RIVAS

Lille, Opéra (FR)Soloist concert with comments. Roque Rivas: Conical Intersection, for bassoon and electronics. Dirk Noyen, bassoon

Mikrokosmos

Opéra de Dijon, Dijon (F)choreografie: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, muziek: Béla Bartok “Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos”, Gyorgy Ligeti “Three pieces for 2 pianos”

Mikrokosmos

deSingel, Antwerpenchoreografie: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, muziek: Béla Bartok “Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos”, Gyorgy Ligeti “Three pieces for 2 pianos”

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Handelsbeurs, Gent (B) Harry Partch / Tim Mariën