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

Partch / Marien creation

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Works by Harry Partch revisited by Tim Mariën

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Handelsbeurs, Gent (B) Harry Partch / Tim Mariën

Liquid Room

Handelsbeurs, Gent (B)Wolfgang Mitterer, Benjamin De La Fuente, François-Bernard Mâche, Marc Monnet, Harry Partch, Eva Reiter and much more. A seamless evening on four podiums.

Venice Biennale (Final concert)

Teatro alle Tese, Venice (It)Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004) Trash Tv Trance for electric guitar (2002, 10’)Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Ikhoor for string trio (1978, 10’)Harry Partch (1901-1974) / arr. Tim Mariën (1975) Barstow (1941) and The Letter (1943, 14’) Italian premiere performancefrom the Wayward Cycle for voice, microtonal piano, microtonal guitar and zitherEva Reiter (1976) Alle Verbindungen Gelten Nur Jetz for Paetzold flute, percussions, electric guitar, cello and electronics (2008, 10’) Italian premiere performanceKurt Schwitters (1887-1948) Sonate in Urlauten (1932, excerpts, 10’)Hikari Kiyama (1983) Kabuki for solo saxophone and 6 instruments (2009, 15’) Italian premiere performance

Candid music

Théâtre de Caen, Caen (F)A marathonWorks by John Cage, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon, Gavin Bryars (with Orchestre de Picardie, conductor: Gavin Bryars), Tim Mariën, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Weilacher

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.

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw an IJ

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

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Bregenzer Festspiele / Kunst aus der Zeit, Bregenz (A)Works by Harry Partch, arranged by Tim Mariënand works by Tim Mariën and Thomas Smethryns

Candid music

Opéra de Lille (F)A marathonWorks by John Cage, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon, Gavin Bryars (with Orchestre de Picardie, conductor: Gavin Bryars), Tim Mariën, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Weilacher

Candid music

Opéra de Rouen (F)A marathonWorks by John Cage, Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Michael Gordon, Gavin Bryars (with Orchestre de Picardie, conductor: Gavin Bryars), Tim Mariën, Steve Reich, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Weilacher

Liquid Room

Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)Wolfgang Mitterer, Benjamin De La Fuente, François-Bernard Mâche, Marc Monnet, Harry Partch, Eva Reiter and much more. A seamless evening on four podiums.

The wayward (Partch/Marien)

Lille

Halles St-Sauveur

Harry Partch / Tim Mariën

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