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JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet
(Switzerland) tour world-wide as Duo fatale. Ingeborg Poffet is an avantgarde accordion- and piano player as well as a singer and author. JOPO studied jazz on the altosax, later the bass clarinet. He was leading several modern jazz-formations and improvisation-ensembles, giving concerts with David Moss, Peter Warren, Doug Hammond, John King and others. They play regularly on big int. festival-stages as well as in small club-concerts or filmmusic-studios. They work with electronic, are producers and create nonstop new formations, compositions, concepts, multi-media-events, CD & DVDs (mainly for XOPF-Records) scores & booklets (mostly for AUGEMUS Musikverlag, Essen & Verlag POFFETmusic.ch) and other projects. Both are composers, teachers and producers as well as soloists for different projects. They have won several awards and have worked with different int. musicians like: Udhai Mazumdar, Makaya Ntshoko, Murat Coskun, Iwan Gunawan Pt. Arjun Shejwal, Mani Neumeier and many others. 

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;

the current project ist


the World-Jazz-Project

of Duo fatale



saxes, bcl, cl, voc, elec, perc

Ingeborg Poffet

acco, v-acco,  p, voc, elec, perc






network improvisation

international meetings




XOPF-Records Nr. 053



JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet   

Verlag POFFETmusic.ch

   (photo by J.C. Rohner, march 2016)

The saxophone- and bassclarinet-player JOPO and his wife, the accordeon-player and vocalist Ingeborg Poffet, founded Duo fatale in 1989. Both are composers, living in Basel. Souldrifting-music they call their own style, that lives from their own compositions and the improvisation as a main subsitute. Their music shows a modern accordeon, that doesn’t climb to common stereotypes like tango or musette, but in a contemporary and risky way it leads the dialog with the saxophon to an orchestral sound. The vocal work of the Duo touches the Avantgarde as well as ethnological deapness.
In most programs they include electronicals.

photo @ afrosu-festival, Basel 2014

double-CD: the 25-years-compilation

CD Fatalos Remix - CD-Info,  Duo fatale, XOPF-Records 048 

forever cheeky, lively sound, unvarnished and direct, yet delicate

together with CD jaishtRonicS by JAISH, XOPF-Records 049 2014

REVIEW  in JAZZ'N'MORE march/april 2015 by Ruedi Ankli

Programs with Duo fatale:

Duo fatale: unplugged (Soundfile) since 1989

Wenn dir hören und sehen aufgeht (1989 )


Indianer in Manhattan (1991)

fatale vision (1991-1994)

Jardin lumière (1992)

casa obscura (1994)

musica magica (1994)

IDEE ALL (1994)

Blauhelme im Röstigraben (1996)

Winterreise (1997)

Sojourner's Gallery (1998-2000)

"Super Nova", "Planet Sauvage",              "Saxspektral", "TV-Palaver" (1998)

Blauhelme im Röstigraben (2001)

Fresh (2001) 

Fresh ´n DJ (2002) 

femme fatale (2003)

Fiction - Die Zeit (2004)

Noitce LeXov - VoXelection (2004) 

Noitce Khan 1 (2005)

Noitce Khan 2 (2006)

music-video-Art-project: Ghosttown (2007) 

music-video-Art-project: cryptochronics (2009) 

music-video-Art-project: opsonization (2010) 

performance - gemein (2011/2012)

music-video-Art-project: inSection (2013)

jogging the chocolate - performance (2013)

afrosu (2014)

ExMyExEx  - Extend Myanmar Exploration,                                      Excursion 1-8 (2015)

flight-case (2016)

lost cities / Verlorene Städte

Roulette-Circles (2018) - The World-Jazz-Project 



Duo fatale meets int. guests (since 1989)

„The Duo travels dangerously in a nowhereland of style, even if there may be brief glimpses of a tango, twelve-tone music, an oriental flair or free jazz. Improvised music continues as the common denominator.“ (Wolfgang Dichans, Keyboard)


„The dialogue here produces a very straight-forward impression. Action and reaction follow eachother closely. This Duo has one nifty characteristic: after long moments of atmospheric free-play, both melancholy and burlesque, all of sudden it will start to play a theme in synchronical recitation, only to leave it again instantly, in order to follow new paths of freely chosen music. The dialogue between Poffet & Poffet was one of the most daring and lively events to be heard at the „Kaserne“ this weekend.“(Christian Fink about the XOPF-Festival, Basler Zeitung)


„JOPO & Ingeborg Poffet gare an impressive performance both of their differenciated and precise mastery of their instruments and their original and eccentric blending of sounds. Most extraordinary though were the the voice passages, in which they employed their own bodies as resonators, exhausting them to the last. Envoking associations of western and eastern medieval liturgical music they carried the listener into other wordly spheres... a spectacle made especially by Ingeborg Poffet-Berscheid, by her powerful use of voice and body and her exceeding charisma. She suggests the notion, that we allow ourselves to be affected most of all, when our own body and voice become the immediate instrument.“ (Felicitas Leibundgut, Thurgauer Tagblatt)