Category:ensemble (instrumentaal)
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw
Contact of:Tom Pauwels
Actual/previous members:Tom Pauwels, Piet Van Bockstal, Dirk Noyen, Benjamin Dieltjens, Géry Cambier, Geert De Bièvre, François Deppe, Dirk Descheemaeker, Aurélie Entringer, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Gerrit Nulens, Annie Lavoisier, Georges-Elie Octors, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Bruce Richards, Igor Semenoff, Philippe Ranallo, Jeroen Robbrecht, George Van Dam, Paul De Clerck
Guest members:Ludo Mariën, Tony Nys, Thomas R. Moore


Ictus, an internationally acclaimed ensemble, led by the outstanding conductor George-Elie Octors, has privileged contacts with a number of outstanding composers (Harvey, Ferneyhough, Reich, Aperghis,…) and calls the Kaaitheater in Brussels its home. While their repertoire covers a large stylistic range (from Aperghis to Reich, from Murail to Waits), each of their concerts presents a coherent and adventurous listening experience: thematic concerts (around transcriptions, time stratified, nocturnes, irony, music and film, loops...), portrait concerts (of Jonathan Harvey, Fausto Romitelli, Toshio Hosokawa...), stage productions (operas, ballets, tours de chant). Apart from performing at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals such as Musica Strasbourg, Witten, Brooklyn Academy of Music, le Festival d'Automne à Paris, Ars Musica, Royaumont, Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, Wien-Modern, Ictus presents an annual series of concerts in Brussels in collaboration with BOZAR and the Kaaitheater, popular with large and varied audiences. Ictus has hosted four seminars for young composers since 2000 and has been in residence at the Lille Opera since 2003.

Lukas Pairon, director
G.-E. Octors, J.-L.Plouvier, F. Deppe, T. Pauwels, artistic team

Selective discography

Laborintus IILaborintus II (2012)
20th century
Ictus, Luciano Berio, Georges-Elie Octors, Mike Patton
Harvey Jonathan - Wagner DreamHarvey Jonathan - Wagner Dream (2012)
20th century
Matthew Best, Martyn Brabbins, Jonathan Harvey, Dale Duesing, Rebecca De Pont Davies, Claire Booth, Gordon Gietz, Richard Angas (...)
Michaël Lévinas - La Métamorphose.Michaël Lévinas - La Métamorphose. (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Ictus, Georges-Elie Octors, Michaël Levinas, Magali Léger, Anne Mason, Simon Bailey, Julie Pasturaud, Laurent Laberdesque (...)
Milano Musica Festival live - volume 6Milano Musica Festival live - volume 6 (2011)
20th century
Ictus, Georges-Elie Octors, Quartetto Keller, Emanuele Arciuli, Mario Caroli, Luigi Gaggero, Giorgi Casati
Aperghis Georges - Avis de tempêteAperghis Georges - Avis de tempête (2005)
20th century
Ictus, Georges Aperghis, Georges-Elie Octors
Kamermuziek in Vlaanderen 2005Kamermuziek in Vlaanderen 2005 (2005)
20th century
Ictus, Duo XXI, Zefiro Torna, BL!NDMAN, SimoensTrio, Triatu, Frans Geysen, Josquin Desprez (...)
Steve Reich - DrummingSteve Reich - Drumming (2003)
Ictus, Steve Reich, Georges-Elie Octors
Fausto Romitelli - Professor Bad TripFausto Romitelli - Professor Bad Trip (2003)
20th century
Tom Pauwels, Ictus, Fausto Romitelli
Georges AperghisGeorges Aperghis (2002)
20th century
Françoise Kübler, Lionel Peintre, Romain Bischoff, Geneviève Strosser, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Ictus, Janna Van Mechelen, Piet Van Bockstal (...)
Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant 2002Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant 2002 (2002)
20th century
Jan Michiels, Ictus, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Oxalys, Vlaams Radio Orkest, Igor Stravinsky

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