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

Holliger - Harvey

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Holliger: “Beiseit”, Jonathan Harvey: “Dead of Light / Light of Dead” and “Wheel of Emptiness”; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors, counter-tenor: Kai Wessel

One only one

Kaaitheaterstudios, Brussels (B)Works by Jonathan Harvey and Thierry De Mey by soloists of Ictus.Production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Gele Zaal Gent

Cello

Porto Cultural Capital of Europe in 2001 (PT)Magnus Lindberg: “Steamboat Bill Jr”, Jonathan Harvey: “Advaya”, Kaija Saariaho: “Près”, Gerard Pesson: “La Recherche de la Vérité”, Emmanuel Nunes: “Einspielung II”

Cello / de Mey

Friche la Belle-de-mai, Musiques Marseille, GMEM, Marseille (F)
Thierry De Mey (Tippeke; Musique de tables), Jonathan Harvey (Advaya), Kaija Saariaho (Petals; Oi Kuu)

Openning traiettorie

Opening Traiettorie Festival at Teatro Farneze, Parma (I)Toshio Hosokawa: “Floral Fairy”, “Renka” and “Herbstlied”; Magnus Lindberg: “Clarinet Quintet”; Jonathan Harvey: “The Riot”; Fausto Romitelli: “Trash TV” and “Green Yellow and Blue”

Jonathan Harvey : Solosit portrait

Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid (ES)Jonathan Harvey: “Tombeau de Messiaen”, “Mortuos Plango Vivos Vico”, “Ricercare una Melodia” (version for oboe) and “Advaya”; Musica de Hoy

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

Portrait Jonathan Harvey

Bellone, Brussels (B)Ictus FestivalJonathan Harvey: “Ricercare una Melodia” for oboe“Ricercare una Melodia” for trumpet“Advaya”“Le Tombeau de Messiaen”“Mortuos Plango”

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

Ouverture concert

Traiettorie festival, Parma (IT)conductor: Georges-Elie OctorsPieces by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Yan Maresz and Kaija Saariaho

Jonathan Harvey

de Velinx, Tongeren (B)Soloists concert Jonathan Harvey, including his "Death of light, Light of dead", “Advaya”, "Ricercare una melodia" and "Mortuos plango, Vivos vico”

Jonathan Harvey

Brugge (B)Soloists concert Jonathan Harvey, including his "Death of light, Light of dead", “Advaya”, "Ricercare una melodia" and "Mortuos plango, Vivos vico”

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

Masters in Handelsbeurs

Handelsbeurs, GhentIctus Academy performsF. ROMITELLI (1963-2004): An Index of Metals J. HARVEY (1939): Song OfferingsS. REICH (1936): SelectionM. LINDBERG (1958): Decorrente

Counter Phrases

Opéra de Lille (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

ANAMORPHOSES

deSingel, Antwerp (B)Johannes Schöllhorn (new work for ensemble), György Ligeti (Kammerkonzert), Jonathan Harvey (Advaya), Unsuk Chin (Akrostichon-Wortspiel); Donatienne Michel-Dansac (soprano), Manuela Morgaine (voice), François Deppe (cello); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Counter Phrases Creation

The Palais des Beaux Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten within the context of the festival Ars Musica Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Dansenshus Stockholm (S)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Barbican Centre, London (UK)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

le Mégaron, Athens (GR)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Vienna (A)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham (UK)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Kölner Philharmonie, Köln (DCreation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Transart festival, Bolzano (I)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Festival Musica, Strasbourg (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Léonard de Vinci / Opéra de Rouen, Rouen (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Auditorium de Lyon, Lyon (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Cultureel Centrum Hasselt (B)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg (GD Luxembourg)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Counter Phrases

Cité de la Musique (in: festival Agora / Ircam), Paris (F)Creation of “Counter Phrases” , a film-concert with new compositions based on filmed choreographies of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; filmed by Thierry De Mey; compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Thierry De Mey, Luca Francesconi, Toshio Hosokawa, Georges Aperghis, Fausto Romitelli, Robin de Raaff and Stefan Van Eycken; conductor: Georges-Elie Octors; a coproduction of Rosas, Ictus and ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation), presented by the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Beaux Arts and Kaaitheater.

Jonathan Harvey

Concertgebouw, Brugge (B)

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