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

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

Liquid Room



(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.

Telegrams from the nose / Ursonate

Ultima Festival, Oslo (N)William Kentridge (animation film & concept) /François Sarhan (music)Telegrams from the NoseKurt Schwitters : Ursonate. Mike Schmid, speaker

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


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