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

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

Basilica

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

Mot soufi#2

flagey, Studio 1, Ars Musica, BrusselsEnsemble and chamber pieces by Jean-Luc Fafchamps, including two new works. Conductors : G-E Octors, François Deppe.Computer music assistance : CRFMW (Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie)

Ictus piano & percussion quartet

Botanique (production: Ars Musica and Botanique), Brussels (B) Iannis Xenakis, Dmaathen; Franco Donatoni, Cloches III; Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Melencolia si... (creation); Franco Donatoni, Omar

Lettre soufie Z3

Opéra de Lille (F)One.Only.One concert (played twice with a short lecture in between): Z3 by Jean-Luc Fafchamps for trombone and electronicsAlain Pire (trombone) and Alex Fostier (electronics)

Lettre soufie Z3

Opéra de Lille (F)
Z3 by Jean-Luc Fafchamps for trombone and electronics
One.Only.One concert: played twice with a short lecture in between
Alain Pire (trombone) and Alex Fostier (electronics)

Ictus piano & percussion quartet

Botanique, Brusselsl (B) • Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Melencolia si... I • George Crumb, Makrokosmos III, Music for a summer Evening • Claude Debussy, Nocturnes • Hao Fu Zhang, Yin Yang

Ictus winds

CC De Spil, Roeselare (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

Ictus winds

CC Vilvoorde (B)Leos Janacek“Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: new work for wind quintet

Ictus winds

Cultural Centre Spinoy, Mechelen (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

Ictus winds

CC Ter Dilft, Bornem (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

Ictus winds

CC Brugge (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

Ictus winds

De Schakel, Waregem (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

Ictus winds

Concertstudio, Kortrijkse Schouwburg (B)Leos Janacek: “Mladi”Gÿorgy Ligeti: “Zehn Stücke”Frank Nuyts: “Fast Wood Quintet”Jonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia”Steve Reich: “New York Counterpoint”Jean-Luc Fafchamps: creation for wind quintet

This is not a pop song II

Kaaitheater - Brussels - Belgium

Fafchamps, Reiter, Aperghis, Bauer/Peck, Schubert, De La Fuente

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This is not a pop song II

deSIngel - Antwerpen - Belgium

Fafchamps, Reiter, Aperghis, Bauer/Peck, Schubert, De La Fuente

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Z1, FROM "SUFI LETTERS"

Opéra de Lille - Lille - France

Z1, FROM "SUFI LETTERS" (JEAN-LUC FAFCHAMPS)