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 (photo 2018 @ Sunderbans Festival India)      

Contact : Poffet & Poffet music-production, Güterstr. 213, CH-4053 Basel, Switzerland
Tel & Fax : 0041 / 61 / 361 56 70 
E-mail : poffet-poffet at

Accordion, Voice, Electronics, Composition, Improvisation, producer, author

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Ingeborg Poffet accordeon, voice, composition, started to play several instruments and to sing at a very young age. She gave her first accordeon-concert at the age of  four. Later she played classical and contemporary concerts both as a member of various orchestras and as a free lancer. Until '87 she took part at many training-colleges for concert-accordeon with Hugo Noth, Mie Miki-Schenck, Guido Wagner, Elsbeth Moser a.o. From 84 to 86 she studied computer music with Clarence Barlow at the Musikhochschule Cologne (Germany) and worked on different computer-music-projects. 1988 she took part at computermusic-seminars in Berlin and Cologne. Until '89 she conducted innovative new-music-projects, ’86-’89 she worked in electronical studios in Hamburg and Basel (Musikakademie) and as free-lancer sound-engineer (´88/´89 for Ensemble IGNM Basel, where she also played keyboard) and „Briefe aus dem toten Raum“ with Serena Wey, actress. Since 1979 member of various groups (accordion, vocals, keyboard, composition).

She works with electronic, realizes computermusic and works as a recording engeneer and producer. She is creating new formations (together with her husband JOPO) and projects, compositions, concepts, multi-media-events and projects all the time. Sine 2007 she has developed several music-booklets for students (music-sudokus for kids and adults, beginners and players), released on AUGEMUS Musikverlag.

As an author Ingeborg Poffet has written the librettos of 6 musicals (see Werkliste) as well as numerous lyrics for own songs. Her narrative "walking ways" (Wege gehend) has been published by the Novum Verlag, Austria. She has created more then 22 short stories, many of them already being performed on int. stages as "mean - music-crimes with Duo fatale", soon the book will be published as "mean". Her poems are often performed in multi-media-projects or cds like   fiction - die Zeit, an elctro-acoustic-sound-poem or the  Lyric-picture-hear-book lost cities / Verlorene Städte (2017).

She teaches concert-accordeon since 1976 in her own style, theorie, voice and improvisation and leads workshops with eartraining, a cappella and mental training for musicians.

She creates compositions of contemporary music as well as jazz, ethno, vocal-music and instrumental music, she composes for solo, small formations up to symphony-orchestras, musical-scenically and 
multi-media works, sound-concepts/installations, theatre- and film-music, performances and musicals. The full list can be seen here on

The german AUGEMUS Musikverlag has published the sheets of the program Indian Book by JOPO und Ingeborg Poffet, as well as the Musik-Sudoku, zum Knobeln und Musizieren by Ingeborg Poffetas well as Acht Miniaturen, Lösungspartituren der Musik-Sudokusby Ingeborg Poffet and releases the serie "Die Klangbox"Musik-Sudokus zum Lernen, Singen, Spielen (und Aufführen), (for beginners/kids) Nr.1 - 4 and the Rapunzel- and Prinz Charming-Songs for instruments in C, Bb et Eb (2019).

She has won various awards like Jugend Musiziert, Kunstkredit Basel, Alexander-Clavel-Stiftung, Prix Marguerite de Reding Improvisation 2001, Swiss Music Composition Contest 2009, schweizer Kompositionswettbewerb von Syntharp 2010/2011, SmartLearnPreis für Weiterbildung der Hamburger Akademie für Fernstudien 2014.

She lives in Basel and France.

Beside, she is naturopath, cert. nutritionist HAF & cert. phytotherapist ils. In her doctor's office "Naturheilpraxis Ingeborg Poffet" she's also having the special consultations for musicians. 

She has played accordion for filmmusic by Niki Reiser (I was on mars – Dani Levy/ Keiner liebt mich – Doris Dörrie/ Das Trio – mit Götz George by Hermine Huntgeburth, Väter – Dani Levy, Alles auf Zucker! – Dani Levy, german movie-price 2005, like bes movie-gold, best filmmusic a.o., Maria, ihm schmeckt es nicht, Das Blaue vom HimmelHuck Finn by Hermine Huntgeburth)Das Blaue vom Himmel) and Daniel Detwiler & Ramon Schneider (Letzer Coiffeur vor der Wettsteinbrücke, Dok.)

She played as accordion-soloist 1991 at sinfonietta-orchestra for children opera “der bunte Hund” and 1993 for the children-theatre-music-production “der Drache” both by Susanne Hinkelbein, at Klangkörper Schweiz Expo2000 Hannover, and with Agasul plus (Jürg Solothurnmann) and Elodie Lauton.

She is busy in different cultural-political activities as management for XOPF-Records, organisation und partizipation of the int. XOPF-festivals Basel, delegate of the single-members Swissperform, 2011-2013 she's been the president of the forum of improvised music and dance Basel (FIM);  she is member of the swiss association for music-medicin SMM.

She releases numerous projects like booksCDs, DVDssheets and booklets.

With her husband JOPO (saxophones, bassclarinet, composition) she has founded the group Duo fatale in 1989. In their exciting formation they have achieved a symbiosis of composition, interpretation and improvisation. Based in Basel, Switzerland, they both compose the music for all their groups and for command works such as theatre-or filmmusic or multi-media performances. They have frequently worked together with local musicians on their tours across the world. Tours in USA, Europe, Asia and Africa with participations at int. festivals. With Duo fatale meets international guests the formation meets local musicians from the Avantgarde, Ethno, Classic, Jazz or Rock all over the world.

They did many int. radio- and tv-productions (Izmir-Turkey, Bologna-Italy, SWF-Germany, DRS-Switzerland, Moscow-Russia, Sevilla-Spane, Bandung-Indonesia, Jazz Swissmade, Bremerhaven, Odessa-Ukraine, India and others).

former formations / orchestra-projects / projects with handicaped persons:
Agasul plus,  City/6/tettTrio fatale visionDuo fatale meets percussionKABA-QuARTett
MKS-Vernetzungs-Orchester, Sound-Export mit dem Mega-Ram-Orchester, Klangcollagen, Frontières..
 Trio Marguerite, Erst jenseits der Kastanien ist die Welt, Fresh’nDJwood’nt, Marguerite-QuARTett, 4hoch3femme fataleEl JIM V.Aisha Fatalisha, Remmi Demmi im UniversumJAISHGeschichtenPublic Force Triomusic-video-Art-project: Ghosttown (2007), 
music-video-Art-project: cryptochronics (2009),
music-video-Art-project: opsonization (2010) ,
Sofa-Resonanzsprung-Gang (2013) Orchestra-Project with the members of the FIM-Festival (from CH, D, F), music-video-Art-project: inSection (2013) 

current formations/projects:
Duo fataleDuo fatale meets international guests, 
Indian Book.Duo, Indian Book.Trio, 
music-video-Art-project: opsonization (seit 2010)
gemein - mean: Musikkrimis mit Duo fatale (seit 2011)
, SPA: SaxPerAcco (seit 2012),
music-video-Art-project: lost cities / Verlorene Städte (seit 2017), 
Roulette-Circles, the World-Jazz-Project (seit 2018), Bericht eines Schiffbrüchigen (seit 2018), 
fatale naked (seit 2019)

Int. Festivals:  
Leipziger Jazzfest mb, int.Jazzfestival Bologna, int. Jazzfestival Tallinn – Estonia, Int. Jazzfestival Vilnius – Lithuania, Int. Jazzfestival Cheboksary – Russia, 1., 2. & 3. int. XOPF-Festival, Basel ('90, '93, '97), Sevilla Expo '92, Off Beat Festival – Basel, Bilsak-Festival – Istanbul, Interjazz-Festival Leningrad, 12. Jazzfestival Grenoble – France, Ritmi Riga – Latvia, Off lines two – Freiburg, Fiesta int. inc. Pärnu – Estonia, int.Jazzfestival Münster, JakJazzfestival’93 Jakarta – Indonesia, Klang-Raum-Festival Stuttgart, Int.Festival of Arts ’94 Singapore, Khartoum, Sudan, AuaU-Festival CH, Jazzfestival Schaffhausen ('92, '95), 2.Tonkünstlerfest St.Moritz, Jazz à Mulhouse, Musikfestwochen Winterthur (1999, 2000), Imagine 2003, 2days&2nights – Festival für Neue Musik Odessa, Ukraine, 4.Tonkünstlerfest Baar/Zug – CH, Festival der Pflanzen – Basel/CH, 7. & 9. & 10. int.festival "Roaring Hoofs" Mongolia (2005 & 2006); Panse-Gharana-Festival, Bombay India (1998, 2005, 2006), STIMMEN-Festival 2005; Wildwuchs 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009, 14. Jazzmeile Thüringen; cec 2009 Sattal Estate, India; Cracking Bamboo 2010, festival for new music in Vietnam and Indonesia; BuchBasel2012, Clair Obscur Filmfestival 2012; endweek34plus: int. FIM-Festival 2013, festival PERFORM NOW! #3 Winterthur, CH, festival: afrosu event Basel 2014, eco.festival Basel 2015, GONGS & SKINS-int. percussion-festival Myanmar 2015;  Bookaroo, India 2016 (childrens literature festival of India);  Terracotta Mela, India 2016 POT Maya, India 2016;  22nd KIFF 2016 (closing ceremony of Kolkatta int. film-festival);  Baul Fakiri Utsav, India 2016;  Sunderbans Folk Festival 2017; Bhawaia Utsav, Cooch Behar 2018;  North Bengal Festival, Cooch Behar 2018;  Margao Lokotsav-Festival 2018;  Bengal-Goa Folk Mela 2018

concerts / int. festivals / performances & meetings with local musicians in:
Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britian, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lanzarote,Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Poland,Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam;