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

Melencholia Si...Melencholia Si... (2002)
20th century
Piet Van Bockstal, Ictus, Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Vierkant Muziek - 2002Vierkant Muziek - 2002 (2002)
Jazz, classical
Beethoven Academie, Pianoduo Kolacny, LOD, BL!NDMAN, Prometheus Ensemble, Ben Sluijs Quartet, Erik Vermeulen Trio, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
Jonathan Harvey - Wheel of emptinessJonathan Harvey - Wheel of emptiness (2001)
20th century
Ictus, Géry Cambier, Geert De Bièvre, Paul De Clerck, Dirk Noyen, Piet Van Bockstal, Janna Van Mechelen, Jonathan Harvey (...)
Keiko Harada - after the winterKeiko Harada - after the winter (2001)
20th century
Ictus, Carlos Bruneel, Géry Cambier, Geert De Bièvre, Paul De Clerck, Ludo Mariën, Tom Pauwels, Piet Van Bockstal (...)
Terry Riley: in CTerry Riley: in C (2000)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Ictus, BL!NDMAN, Terry Riley
Oehring / ter schiphorst_Chamber MusicOehring / ter schiphorst_Chamber Music (1999)
20th century
Ictus, Paul De Clerck, Tom Pauwels, Helmut Oehring, Iris Ter Schiphorst
Ictus - Magnus LindbergIctus - Magnus Lindberg (1998)
20th century
Paul De Clerck, Geert De Bièvre, Ictus, Magnus Lindberg
Ictus - Luca FrancesconiIctus - Luca Francesconi (1998)
20th century
Ictus, Géry Cambier, Paul De Clerck, François Deppe, Dirk Descheemaeker, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Dirk Noyen, Gerrit Nulens (...)
KinokKinok (1995)
20th century
Ictus, Piet Van Bockstal, Dirk Descheemaeker, Takashi Yamane, Paul De Clerck, François Deppe, Géry Cambier, Jean-Luc Fafchamps (...)

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