Georges-Elie Octors

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Georges-Elie Octors studied at the Royal Academy of Brussels. He performed as a soloist in the National Orchestra of Belgium, was a member of ensemble Musique Nouvelle (Liège) from 1970 on, and was the conductor of this ensemble from 1976 until 1991. He conducted a lot of symphonic orchestras, Chamber orchestra and contemporary music ensembles in Belgium and abroad. Thanks to his experience in conducting modern opera's, he was invited at the Academia Scala de Milano.
He created a music course adapted to the young dansers of the Performing arts and Training Studios (PARTS/ROSAS) and teached at the Brussels Royal Conservatory.
Until 2012, he was in charge for the "Formation aux Langages Contemporains" at the Liège Royal Conservatory, and for Chamber Music at the Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona).
Georges-Elie Octors has conducted a lot of world creations such as, Aperghis, Boesmans, De Mey, Francesconi, Harvey, Hosokawa, Jarrell, Levinas, Pousseur, Romitelli, Saariaho, Wood, etc...
He has been invited by the most important international festivals of contemporary music and had the musical responsibility for many recordings.
Since 1996 he is the music director of Ictus Ensemble (Brussels)
   
   
   
tag : Percussion

Georges-Elie Octors (°1947) studeerde aan de Koninklijke Academie van Brussel. Hij was solist in het Nationaal Orkest van België en lid van Ensemble Musique Nouvelle (Luik) vanaf 1970, ensemble waarover hij de muzikale leiding had van 1976 tot 1991. Hij dirigeerde tevens tal van symfonische bezettingen, kamerorkesten en ensembles hedendaagse muziek in België en in het buitenland. Dankzij zijn ervaring in het dirigeren van opera's, werd hij recent uitgenodigd door de Academia Scala de Milano.
Hij heeft een muziekcursus uitgewerkt aangepast aan de jonge dansers voor de Performing Arts and Training Studios (PARTS/ROSAS), doceerde aan het Conservatorium van Brussel en geeft vandaag les 'Formation aux Langages Contemporains' aan het Conservatorium van Luik alsook Kamermuziek aan de Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona).
Georges-Elie Octors had de leiding over tal van wereldcreaties van ondermeer Saariaho, Aperghis, Harvey, Jarrell, Romitelli, Francesconi, Wood, Pousseur, Boesmans, Hosokawa et De Mey.
Regelmatig wordt hij uitgenodigd door de grote internationale festivals voor hedendaagse muziek en tekende de muzikale leiding voor een groot aantal cd-opnames.
Sinds 1996 heeft hij de muzikale leiding over het Ictus Ensemble.

é en 1947, Georges-Elie Octors a fait ses études au Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.
Soliste à l'Orchestre National de Belgique de 1969 à 1981 et membre de l'Ensemble Musique Nouvelle (Liège) dès 1970, dont il fut le directeur musical de 1976 à 1991.
Il a également dirigé de nombreuses formations symphoniques, orchestres de chambre et ensembles de musique contemporaine en Belgique et à l'étranger.
Après avoir dirigé plusieurs opéras contemporains, notamment au Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Georges-Elie Octors a été l'invité de l'Academia La Scala de Milano.
Il a créé un cours de musique adapté aux jeunes danseurs du Performing Arts and Training Studios (PARTS/ROSAS) et, après avoir enseigné au Conservatoire de Bruxelles, il donne un cours de «Formation aux Langages Contemporains» au Conservatoire Royal de Liège et un cours de Musique de Chambre à l'Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona).
Georges-Elie Octors a dirigé de nombreuses créations mondiales, parmi lesquelles des oeuvres de Saariaho, Aperghis, Harvey, Jarrell, Romitelli, Francesconi, Levinas, Wood, Pousseur, Boesmans, Hosokawa, De Mey, etc.
Il est l'invité régulier des grands festivals contemporains et a signé de nombreux enregistrements discographiques.
Il est le directeur musical de l'ensemble Ictus (Bruxelles) depuis sa création en 1996.
Il collabore très régulièrement avec Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker (Rosas), pour l’analyse et la direction musicale de ses créations chorégraphiques.

Projects tagged with [Georges-Elie Octors]

DRUMMING with Rosas

Een van Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers meest fascinerende choreografieën.

4 events & 1 audiofragment

Faune

Schoenberg / Giraud, Debussy / De Mey, Verrières / Ravel, Ictus, Marianne Pousseur, Georges-Elie Octors, François Deppe

What the Body does not Remember

Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch | Ulitma Vez & Ictus | 1987/2013 : revival with live music

7 events

Vortex Temporum (with Rosas)

Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music: Gérard Grisey

45 events, 8 articles & 1 audiofragment

George Antheil : Ballet mécanique

...de zelfverklaarde Bad Boy of Music uit het begin van de XXstye eeuw brengt Ictus het futuristische Ballet Mécanique.

Francesconi / Müller : QUARTETT

Opera in three scenes by Luca Francesconi after Heiner Müller, staged by Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)

1 article

Ballets Mécaniques (Dérive futuriste)

A Marathon-Concert in Opéra de Lille, 2012

1 audiofragment

Jonathan Harvey: Bhakti

for fourteen instruments and quadraphonic tape, 1982

A day at the Opera

"Parcours musical" for children in Opéra de Lille

2 events

Michael Levinas : La Métamorphose (opera)

La Métamorphose, opera by Michaël Levinas, based on Franz Kafka, preceded by Je, Tu, Il, a prologue from Valère Novarina

4 articles & 1 audiofragment

An Index of Metals (Fausto Romitelli, Paolo Pachini)

Video-Opera, 2003

3 events, 5 articles & 1 audiofragment

Rain (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)

Choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music : Steve Reich

7 events, 3 articles & 1 audiofragment

SOLDAT (Stravinsky | Aperghis)

Igor Stravinsky : L'Histoire du Soldat   |   Georges Aperghis : Le Soldat Inconnu

7 events

American Songs

Ictus fellows, conducted by Georges-Elie Octors

1 event

Happy End

Georges Aperghis, Hans Op de Beeck

1 article & 1 audiofragment

Introduction aux ténèbres (Raphaël Cendo, 2009)

Introduction Aux Ténèbres, to three texts of the Apocalypse, for bass-baritone, double bass, 13 players and live electronics

Matra

a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, 3 soloists and electronics

2 articles & 1 audiofragment

Laborintus II (with Mike Patton)

Laborintus II with parts for narrator, 3 female voices, 8 actors, 17 musicians and tape | Recorded live at the Holland Festival, 2010

1 audiofragment

Telegrams from the Nose

François Sarhan, William Kentridge, Daniil Harms

1 article

Avis de Tempête (Aperghis | Szendy, 2004)

Music and direction : Georges Aperghis. Libretto : Aperghis / Szendy after Melville & ...

1 article & 1 audiofragment

1996

Some significant Ictus concerts in 1996

1 audiofragment

1997

Some significant Ictus concerts in 1997

2 audiofragments

1999

Some significant concerts in 1999

Music for Eighteen Musicians

Music for Eighteen Musicians van Steve Reich : een monument uit de tweede helft van vorige eeuw.

die Hamletmaschine-oratorio (2000)

Oratorio by Georges Aperghis after Heiner Müller

1 article & 1 audiofragment

Riccardo Nova : Drones (2001)

Carnatic rhythms and electric orkestra

1 audiofragment

Counter Phrases (2003)

11 films by Thierry De Mey, choreographed by AT De Keersmaeker, set to music by 11 composers

1 article

Chiffres (2001)

With Toshio Hosokawa (2005)

A portrait

Marc Monnet (2005)

Bosse, crane rasé, nez crochu (for two pianos, ensemble, electronic sounds)

Professor Bad Trip

Creation of complete cycle, Lessons I, II, III

1 audiofragment

Reich Evening (with Rosas, 2007)

1 article

Ictus & Octurn : Le Grand Gamelan

A jazz project with Bo Van Der Werf

2 articles

The Measure of Time (2008)

Ligeti, Leroux, Reich, Usher-Nancarrow

Labyrinth Ligeti

A complete Ligeti evening (Opéra de Lille and deSingel)

1 audiofragment

James Dillon, Brice Pauset

1 article & 1 audiofragment

Brewaeys : dubbelconcerto (premiere)

Happy Birthday, Luc

3Abschied (De Keersmaeker & Jérôme Bel)

Gustav Mahler : Der Abschied (from "Das Lied von der Erde") - Transcription : Arnold Schoenberg

With Salvatore Sciarrino (2002)

Introduzione all'oscuro | Le Ragioni delle Conchiglie | Centauro Marino | Quintettino N.1, etc.

Strange News (Rolf Wallin, Josse De Pauw)

for actor, ensemble, surround souind and video screen

Professor (Maud Le Pladec)

Choreography and live music after "Professor Bad Trip" Cycle by Fausto Romitelli

1 audiofragment

Just Before (1997)

3rd performance with Rosas

(but if a look should) April me

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Music by De Mey, Xenakis, Grisey, Stravinsky (Les Noces)

KINOK (with Rosas, 1994)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, De Mey, Bartok, Beethoven

Amor constante, más allá de la muerte

With Rosas, 994. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Thierry De Mey

A History of Synchronicity (Liquid Room IV)

Riley (a rainbow...) | Reich (Eighteen musicians)

Reich : Music for Eighteen Musicians (Bozar, Main Hall) | Riley : A rainbow in curved air (Bozat, Hall Horta) | With Synergy Vocals

1 event

Work/Travail/Arbeid

Work/Travail/Arbeid, conceived by AT De Keersmaeker, rethinks a live dance piece as an exhibition.

4 events & 1 article

Gordon / Billone / Lanza / Appelbaum

A weird evening in Kaaitheater. Billone, Gordon, Lanza.

1 event

Michael Gordon | Terry Riley

A minimalist evening in Handelsbeurs.

1 event & 1 article

Liquid Room VI : BERLIN

Four stages, many works and many guests...

1 event

the Lichtenberg Figures

AFTER BEN LERNER | MUSIC: EVA REITER

5 events, 1 article & 1 audiofragment

TIMBER in Berlin (Michael Gordon)

The public that surrounds the ensemble assembled in a circle for a 60-minute performance: **Timber** by the New York composer Michaël Go

1 event

Factory !

Antheil in KORTRIJK

1 event

Aspern Suite (Salvatore Sciarrino)

for soprano and ensemble, after Lorenzo Da Ponte

1 event

American Lament (Ensemble Version)

Finn, Van Der Aa, Ictus

2 events & 1 article

Crumb : Songs of despair and hope

with Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

2 events

Jardin Des Secrets (A Nocturnal Journey)

*At last, then, I am allowed to refresh myself in a bath of darkness!* (Charles Baudelaire)     An initiation, a ritual itinerary - in

1 event

Laborintus | For Times To Come

In Krakow, reunion with our dear Mike Patton.

1 event & 1 audiofragment

Nerone (Clemens Gadenstätter)

Clemens Gadenstätter, Lisa Spalt

DRUMMING (with Ballet Opéra de Paris)

One of Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers' most fascinating choreographies - now by Ballet - Opéra de Paris

1 event

Watch & listen to [Georges-Elie Octors]

Fausto Romitelli : Professor Bad Trip

“Like a Sonic Youth version of Bach” — (De Standaard, Maarten Beirens)

1 soundcloud track
1 video

Jonathan Harvey : Wheel of EMptiness

CD Cyprès, 2001

1 soundcloud track

Steve Reich : Drumming

Steve Reich | Drumming | Ictus (A Cyprès CD, 2002)

1 soundcloud track

PROFESSOR (Maud Le Pladec / Fausto Romitelli _ with live music)

Maud Le Placec & Ictus in Marseille, May 2012. Festival Les Musiques.

1 soundcloud track
1 video

HAPPY END (Aperghis / Op de Beeck)

Composition: Georges Aperghis Animation film: Hans Op de Beeck, Bruno Hardt, Klaas Verpoest

1 video

Georges Aperghis : Avis de Tempête

Excerpt. Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Romain Bischoff, Lionel Peintre. [tag:Georges-Elie Octors], conductor. A Cyprès CD, 2005

1 soundcloud track

Georges Aperghis : Die Hamletmaschine-Oratorio

A Cyprès CD, 2006. After Heiner Müller.

1 soundcloud track

Magnus Lindberg : Chamber Music

Magnus Lindberg : Clarinet Quintet (1992) | Related Rocks (1997) A Megadisc CD, 2000

1 soundcloud track

Thierry De Mey : Kinok

Megadisc Classics, 1995 Kinok, Unknowness, Violin Concerto, Amor Constante

1 soundcloud track

Martin Matalon : ... de tiempo y de arena

Universal, 2003 Various performers.

1 soundcloud track

Oscar Bianchi : Matra

Matra, a cantata written by Oscar Bianchi. Neuvocalsolisten, Ictus, Georges-Elie Octors. A Cyprès online release.

1 soundcloud track
1 video

Ictus live : Ligeti

Ictus plays Ligeti : Kammerkonzert, movement IV in Antwerpen, deSingel, 2002. G-E Octors, conductor

1 soundcloud track

Michael Levinas: La Métamorphose

Michaël Levinas, after Franz Kafka. AEON 2012.

2 videos

Vortex Temporum

Choreography : Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | Music : Vortex Temporum, Gérard Grisey (1996)

1 video

Romitelli : An Index of Metals (CD)

Fausto Romitelli / Paolo Pachini : An index of metals (2003) **Cyprès CD, 2006**

2 downloads
1 soundcloud track

LABORINTUS II (Ictus & Mike Patton)

Luciano Berio : Laborintus II | Ictus, Mike Patton, Georges-Elie Octors. Ipecac CD.

1 soundcloud track
1 video

Related Rocks (Magnus Lindberg)

live ! (Avignon, summer 2000)

1 soundcloud track

Francesco Filidei : Ballata n.2

Live in Strasbourg, September22nd, 2012, Festival Musica

1 download
1 soundcloud track

Magnus Lindberg : Corrente (live, 1998)

live in deSingel

1 soundcloud track

Béla Bartók : Sonata for two pianos and two percussions (live!)

(Sz. 110), live in Kaaitheater, Ictus Ensemble, January 29th, 1994

1 soundcloud track

Emmanuel Nunes : Nachtmusik

Version with electronics, 1978, unpublished recording

1 soundcloud track

James Dillon : The Leuven Tryptich (2009, live)

Live in Leuven (Transit Festival)

1 soundcloud track

Younghi-Pagh-Paan : Bidan-Sil

for oboe and ensemble, 1994

1 soundcloud track

Fafchamps : Yz3z2z1s2, A Five-Letter Sufi Word

a SubRosa CD

1 soundcloud track

Hikari Kiyama: Kabuki

VENICE, Biennale Musica 2011

1 video

GEorge Antheil : Ballet Mécanique

1924. Edited version. MIDI files and recommendations by Paul Lehrman. Opéra de Lille, December 2012, Georges-Elie Octors (cond.)

1 video

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