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

Bad trip in Brussels

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Olga Neuwirth (La Vie Ulcerante), Fausto Romitelli (Professor Bad Trip), Yan Maresz (Metallics), Helmut Oehring (Foxfire); Andrew Watts and Kai Wessel (countertenors), Philippe Ranallo (trumpet), Tom Pauwels (guitar), Georges-Elie Octors (conductor);; (production: Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of Brussels)

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)

Ars Musica 2002

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Production: Ars Musica, Kaaitheater, Philharmonic Society of BrusselsPreprogram with Piet Van Bockstal (oboe) and Yutaka Oya (piano) with: Stefan Wolpe (Sonate for oboe and piano) and Elliot Carter (Pastorale for oboe and piano)and concert with Ictus with: Elliot Carter (Study for timpani), Misato Mochizuki (Chimera for ensemble), Elliot Carter (Study for timpani), Yan Maresz (Eclipse for ensemble), Yan Maresz (Metallics for trumpet solo and electronics); soloists: Gerrit Nulens (percussion), Philippe Ranallo (trumpet) and Takashi Yamane (clarinet); Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Bad trip in Vienna

Konzerthaus, Vienna (A)Olga Neuwirth (Hommage à Klaus Nomi), Olga Neuwirth (La Vie Ulcerante), Fausto Romitelli (Professor Bad Trip), Yan Maresz (Metallics), Helmut Oehring (Foxfire); Andrew Watts and Kai Wessel (countertenors), Philippe Ranallo (trumpet), Tom Pauwels (guitar), Georges-Elie Octors (conductor)

Liquid Room

Wien modern, Vienna (AT)Festival-like concert on different stages without any breaks: music of Eva Reiter, Lois V Vierk, Yan Maresz, Georges Aperghis, Cédric Dambrain,...

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)