Georges-Elie Octors (°1947) performed as a soloist in the National Orchestra of Belgium, was a member of the Liège-based ensemble Musique Nouvelle from 1970 onwards, and conducted the ensemble from 1976 until 1991. Octors also conducted numerous symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as contemporary music ensembles in Belgium and abroad.
Since 1996, Octors is the musical director of the Brussels-based Ictus ensemble. He has conducted many world creations by composers such as Aperghis, Boesmans, De Mey, Francesconi, Harvey, Hosokawa, Jarrell, Levinas, Pousseur, Romitelli, Saariaho, Wood, etc.
Furthermore, he created a music course for the young dancers of P.A.R.T.S./Rosas and taught at the Brussels Royal Conservatory, the Liège Royal Conservatory, and the Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya.