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JOPO

(21. 10. 1956)

JOPO
JOPO
Güterstr. 213
CH-4053 Basel (BS)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 361 56 70
Fax: +41 (0)61 361 56 70

www.duofatale.ch/



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers, Interpreters
Biography
* 21. 10. 1956.

JOPO learned his first instrument (bass guitar) at the age of thirteeen under W. Lehmann and played in blues and jazz formations. At nineteen he changed to the alto saxophone, which from then on was to become his main instrument (under Ch. Baader, Swiss Jazz School, A. Scherrer). He plays his second instrument (bass clarinet) since 1981 (self-taught). Since 1975 he performs regularly with individual formations and projects, whereby, as leader or co-player, he is always able to contribute with his own compositions. Examples include: 'Volks-Jazz-Ensemble', 'Markus-Stauss-Quartett', 'JOPO-Lüscher-Duo' and in particular the 'City/6/tett'.
Since 1983 he gives instrumental instruction, workshops and directs the 'House-Orchestra' together with Roberto dos Santos at the Basel Music Workshop. He also cooperated in the development and running of this workshop.
In 1989 he composed 'Bericht eines Schiffbrüchigen' together with Ingeborg Poffet for quartet with Serena Wey also in 1989 and together with his wife, Ingeborg Poffet (accordion vocals, compsition), he formed 'Duo fatale'. They conduct all their projects for which they use their own exclusive compositions with tours in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and participation at international festivals (Leipzig, St.Petersburg, Münster, Jakarta, Singapore, Khartoum, and many more), various international radio and television productions (Izmir, Bologna, SWF, DRS, Moscow, Spain, Bandung, Jazz Swissmade, Bremerhaven, Odessa). He plays saxophones / clarinets in film music for films by D. Detwiler & R.Schneider ('Letzter Coiffeur vor der Wettsteinbrücke', a documentary). 'Duo fatal' became 'Trio fatale Vision' after formation with Avant-garde, Ethno, classical, and rock musicians under the title 'Duo fatale meets international guests'. Since 1989 Duo fatale plus painter Heinz Schäublin received a financial award from the Alexander Clavel Foundation Riehen - Jardin lumière 1992; 2.Preis 'Kunstkredit Basel', 'NachtMachtPlatz' (1990) a multimedia formation with live performances 'fatale vision' at the international festivals of Smolensk (Russia), Pärnu (Estonia), Stuttgart, Singapore and exhibitions in Berowergut Riehen (Casa Obscura - Musica Magica 1994), in the exhibition room 'Klingenthal' (Sojourner´s Gallery 1998) and the old barracks at the 'Musikfestwochen Winterthur' (Sojourner´s Gallery 2000).
Since 1991 and the formation of 'JAISH' JOPO and Ingeborg Poffet regularly play together on site with various Indian musicians, mainly with Prakash Shejwal pakhavaj and Milind Sheorey bansouri (both from Bombay) with concerts in India (Bombay), Switzerland and Germany.
Since 1999 'Duo fatale meets percussion' with Barni Palm former percussionist of the group 'Brainticket', who returned to Switzerland after eighteen years residency in India. Concerts include: 'Musikfestwochen Winterthur' 1999, 'Jazz à Mulhouse' 2000, 'Gundeldinger Kunsthalle' 2000 (Basel). Since 1999 'KABA-QuARTett' with the musician Johannes Frisch from Karlsruhe (contrabass) and Michael Ströder (drums). Concerts at: 'Jubi' Karlsruhe, Parterre, Sudhaus, Music Workshop Basel (live recordings for Radio DRS March 2000). In 1997 he conducted and participated in the MKS-Vernetzungs-Orchester 'Frontières...' with Ingeborg Poffet.
In 1998 he conducted and participated in the Disabled Orchestra sound collages with Ingeborg Poffet.
In 1990, 1993 and 1997 he organised and participated in the international XOPF-Festivals in Basel.
Since 1990 he is manager of XOPF-Association X.I.E.A.M.S. (Label XOPF-Records) and from 1999 until 2003 he delegated the single members of Swissperform. In 1999, 2000 and 2001 he conducted and participated in the disabled orchestra 'Sound-Export with the Mega-Ram-Orchester' with performances at the Gundeldinger Casino in Basel, 'Wildwuchs-Festival' 2001 and in 'Parterre' in Basel.
In 2000 he was soloist and musician in the 'Klangkörper' Swiss pavilion Expo 2000 in Hanover.
2002 Fresh'nDJ, Duo fatale meets DJ GRU (Sergei Klein) form Odessa/Ukraine, concert nt/Areal Basel.
2002 wood'nt Performance on the railway tracks of the nt/Areals with J.-J. Futterer cb, JOPO bcl, Ingeborg Poffet (electronics) and Christian Hefel (chainsaw).
2002 Marguerite-QuARTett with JOPO, Stefan Baumann (cello), Andi Isler (dr), 'Konzert 101'. 'Tonkünstlerfest' Zug/Baar, live recording by DRS 2
2003 '4hoch3' with Peter Kleindienst (guitar), Georges Bloch (vocals), JOPO (bcl, as, vocals) Ingeborg Poffet (accordion, vocals); Six concerts in Switzerland Germany and France.
2003 femme fatale composition, conducting and concept with I. Poffet, multimedia spectacle Open Air in front of the 'Orangerie' / 'Sarasinpark' in Riehen.
2003 El JIM V. with JOPO and Murat Coskun oriental percussion; concert in Switzerland.
Since 2004 Aisha Fatalisha with I.Poffet, Jbara guimberie, guitar, darbuka, vocals, Hassan Tber fl, darbuka, vocals Youssef El Mejjad keyboard, darbuka, vocals; Concerts in Morocco.


Work list
Fundamental Rhythm (1980)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
Magic Dance (1981)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Sweet Line (1982)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and tenor saxophone

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Ein Spaziergang über den City-Ring (1983)

Instrumentation: for viola, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, bass and percussion

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Gezeitenswing (1984)

Instrumentation: for three alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, percussion and percussion

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Wake up bullshit and sleep well (1984)

Instrumentation: for soprano saxophone, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, drums and percussion

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Pascale (1985)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet and tenor saxophone

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
The People's talking [sic!] (1986)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Wenn Dir hören und sehen aufgeht (1988)
Slide show

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, bass clarinet, keyboard, drum machine, playback tapes and slides

Duration: 52' 00"
Manuscript
Zeitgeist (1988)

Instrumentation: for three alto saxophones, bass and drums

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Night's for silence lovers (1988)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, two tenor saxophones, bass and percussion

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Rosi's Highlife Disco Stomp (1988)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, accordion, guitar, bass and drums

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Timeles [sic!] (1988)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, two tenor saxophones, bass and drums

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
The Douse (1988)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and percussion

Duration: 3' 30"
Manuscript
One for Pascalenette (1988)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet, bass and drums

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
The fullmoon ballroom dessert [sic!] (1988)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet, bass and drums

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Thrill (1989)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, guitar, bass and drums

Duration: 4' 00"
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The story over the Draw to the music [sic!] (1989)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass and drums

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Bericht eines Schiffbrüchigen (1989)

Instrumentation: for accordion, saxophone, trombone and percussion

Texts: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.
A music-theatrical-project with the actress Serena Wey.

Duration: 75' 00"
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Industrial Championship (1989)

Instrumentation: for two trumpets, trombone, the alto saxophones, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, two tenor saxophones, piano, two double-bass, two drummers and two percussionists

Duration: 26' 00"
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Apollon's [sic!] Garden - the fatale-Fethyie-house (1989)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion and voice

Duration: 6' 00"
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Sunday-Waltz (1989)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and accordion

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Steps into Apollon's [sic!] Garden (1990)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and accordion

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Spots & Spotlights (1991)

Instrumentation: for alto and tenor saxophones, trombone, accordion, voice, bass and percussion

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 5' 00"
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Townsteps (1991)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, accordion, voice, bass and drums

Duration: 22' 00"
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Trupti-Mupti (Therva) (1992)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, pakhavaj and tanpura

Co-production with Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 15' 00"
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Message for the craws [sic!] (Chautaal) (1992)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, pakhavaj and panpura

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 16' 00"
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Sundrawn Shaddows [sic!] (1992)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, pakhavaj and tanpura

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
In and Out (1992)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet, accordion and voice

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Desert Song (1993)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, pakhavaj, and tanpura

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Durga (1993)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, two voices, pakhavaj and tanpura

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Spirits (1993)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, pakhavaj and tanpura

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Common speakings (1993)

Instrumentation: for saxophone, clarinet, accordion, voice, bass and percussion

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Sunday Waltz II (1994)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone and accordion

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
When the heartbeat went up to nine... (1994)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion and voice

Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
Spirits (1994)

Instrumentation: for three voices, accordion, alto saxophone, pakhavaj and tanpura

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Bathroom Melody (1994)

Instrumentation: for saxophone, clarinet, accordion, voice, bass and percussion

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Casa Obscura (1994)
Musical-sculptural room installation

Instrumentation: for eight loud speakers distributed in a room

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 70' 00"
Manuscript
IDEE ALL (1994)
Musical experience-rooms

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, bass clarinet, bass, prepared piano, accordion, three voices, percussion instruments, electronic, electronic tape, video and slide projection

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 55' 00"
Manuscript
Jungle Style (1995)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet, accordion and voice

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
No sugar no salt (1994)

Instrumentation: for three voices and clapping

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Personality (Matta Taal) (1996)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, sanangi, tanpura and pakavaj

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Suresh's Party (Rudra Taal) (1996)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, sanangi, tanpura and akhavaj

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Flying home (Aadi Taal) (1996)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion, voice, sanangi, tanpura and pakhavaj

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Blauhelme im Röstigraben (1996)
A crisis-scenario for Switzerland in three acts

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, bass clarinet, accordion, voice, electronic, playback tapes and slide projections

Dramatic multimedia performance from the 'Tag des Flüchtlings' (day of the refugees) in 1996. A co-production with the 'Schweizerischen Flüchtlingshilfe' (Swiss Refugee Help).
Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 75' 00"
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La Companie [sic!] des dances [sic!] (1997)

Instrumentation: for alto sax, bass clarinet, guitar, trombone, violin, viola, two voices, bass, drums, djembe, percussion

Duration: 27' 00"
Manuscript
Sojourner's Gallery (1998)
Visual-acoustic installation

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, six voices, piano, prepared piano, gongs, violin, bass, rototoms and playback

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 36' 00"
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Crossroads (1998)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion and voice

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
The Vocal-Journey-Suite (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed a-cappella choir

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Millenium Communication (1999)

Instrumentation: for soprano, clarinet, accordion, voice, bass and percussion

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Chandrika (2000)

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, accordion and voice

Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
The blue-metallic-bridge (2001)

Instrumentation: for soprano saxophone

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Fresh-Suite Odessa (2001)

Instrumentation: for accordion, voice, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet and electronic

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
Adamis-Jam, op. 132 (2001)

Instrumentation: for voice, acc, asax, bcl, perc, didgeridoo, electronics

Collaborative composition between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Incroyable-Bâle-Suite (2001)

Instrumentation: for 2 voices, 2 clarinets, sx quartet, db, acc, gtr, perc

Collaborative composition between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 85' 00"
Manuscript
Fresh Suite Palazzo, op. 138 (2001)

Instrumentation: for sx, cl, acc, song and electronics

Duration: 88' 00"
Manuscript
Fresh'nDJ@nt#1, op. 139 (2002)

Instrumentation: for 2 sax, bcl, acc, song, electronics and DJ

Duration: 53' 00"
Manuscript
Fresh'nDJ@nt#2, op. 14 (2002)

Instrumentation: for 2 sax, bcl, acc, song, electronics and DJ

Duration: 58' 00"
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femme fatale (2003)
Scenic multi-media performance with dance, son et lumière and chain saw

Instrumentation: for alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, accordion, voice, vibraphone, violin, violoncello, 2 double-bass, female dancer, sculptor and slide projection

Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 75' 00"
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4hoch3 (2003)

Instrumentation: for four voices, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, guitar, accordion

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Das macht Spass (2003)

Instrumentation: for four voices, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, guitar and accordion

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Fiction-Suite-Palazzo (2004)
an eletro-acoustic radio play about time

Instrumentation: for accordion, voice, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, live electronics, sampler, drum machine tapes

For travellers and those who stay at home.
Co-production between Ingeborg Poffet & JOPO.

Duration: 77' 00"
Manuscript
Inner Forces (2004)

Instrumentation: for violin, viola and cello

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Indian Book (2006)

Instrumentation: for saxophone (Eb & Bb), optional voice and accordion

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Journey to Eternaty, op. 215 (2006)

Instrumentation: for song, 2 flutes, 4 saxophones, synth, sampler tabla and pakhavaj

Texts: Ingeborg Poffet

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Sizzler's Best (2006)

Instrumentation: for 2 voices and synth

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Treck it to Rise (2006)

Instrumentation: for song, flute, clarinet, accordion, synth, samplers and tabla

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
2nd Pool Edition (2006)

Instrumentation: for flute, saxophone, accordion, synth, samplers, tabla and pakhavaj

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Walk on the Carpet (2007)

Instrumentation: for clarinet, accordion and tabla

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Männerobe (2008)

Instrumentation: for saxophone and double bass

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Cryptochronics, op. 367-373 (2009)

Instrumentation: for voice, clarinet, accordion, sampler, electronics, laptops

Duration: 46' 00"
Manuscript
For You (Song Nr. 6) (2009)

Instrumentation: for 2 voices and piano

Texts: Jopo

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Hypertonic Blues (2009)

Instrumentation: for peaker, 2 voices, bass clarinet, accordion and tape

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Meeting on Sirius, op. 386 (2009)

Instrumentation: for 2 voices, 2 saxophones, bass clarinet, accordion, guitar, electronics, dobro, sampler

Texts: Ingeborg Poffet, JOPO

Duration: 74' 00"
Manuscript
As Nature Speaks (2011)

Instrumentation: for singing, sax, accordion, Gamelan orchestra

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
The Beauty Dragon Soul (2011)

Instrumentation: for singing, sax, accordion, Gamelan orchestra

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
King without Kingdom (2011)

Instrumentation: for singing, sax, accordion, Gamelan orchestra

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Pangandaran (2011)

Instrumentation: for singing, sax, accordion, Gamelan orchestra

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Jeux acoustique in situ (2013)
Spatial music

Instrumentation: for voice and big band

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Neighbours – living rooms at different floors (2013)

Instrumentation: for voice and big band

Duration: 22' 00"
Manuscript
Sofaresonanzsprünge / Rebond de résonance sur canapé (2013)

Instrumentation: for voice and big band

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Discography
KABA-QuARTett: kabalesque (stv/asm Nr. 15, 2001)
Interpreters:
KABA-QuARTett
Works:
Poffet, Ingeborg: Supply - do why (1991)
Poffet, Ingeborg: Berastagi (1994)
JOPO, : Common speakings (1993)
JOPO, : Bathroom Melody (1994)
JOPO, : Millenium Communication (1999)
With more works of: Johannes Frisch
Info: www.fonoteca.ch
Bibliography
Wohnlich, David: Radikale Subjektivität und meditative Versenkung. Der musikalische Kosmos des wandlungsfähigen Duos Ingeborg Poffet / Jopo, in: Dissonanz 98 (2007), S. 32-33
Fink, Christian: Musikalische Seelenwanderung, in: Basler Magazin (Wochenendbeilage der Basler Zeitung) (5. Oktober 1991) 40 (1991), S. 1-3
Ensembles


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