“The wind blows where it pleases. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going.“


Jochen Bohnes, *1959, classical piano lessons since early childhood. 1975-77 jazz lessons with Ed Kröger, Sigi Busch, Uli Beckerhoff and Heinz Wendel, 1976-78 classical piano lessons with Gabriele Wulff at the Hamburg Conservatory.

Not commenced studies in painting and sculpture at the HfBK Lerchenfeld in Hamburg 1977.

Music studies at the "Swiss Jazz School", Bern 1979-86. Concert diploma in piano, secondary instruments trombone and double bass. Piano lessons with Joe Haider and Fritz Pauer. Further teachers there: Umberto Arlati, Billy Brooks, Mladen Gutesha, Axel Jungblut, Any Scherrer. Further lessons with Joe Zawinul, Roland Hanna, Joanne Brackeen, Paul Motian, Woody Shaw and others.

Studies of electronic music at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam/NL 1986/87. Introduction to the software environment "MAX" with David Zicarelli at the "Swiss Center for Computer Music" in 1989 upon the invitation of Bruno Spoerri. Further studies in- and collaboration with the "Electronic Studio of the Music Academy Basel" under the direction of Thomas Kessler from 1993-99. Encounters with many contemporary composers, including Luciano Berio, Helmut Lachenmann, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Jacques Wildberger and others. Collaboration with- or work for- various other studios, including SWR Experimentalstudio (former Strobel Stiftung), Freiburg/D, Dir. André Richard; IRIS, Paliano/I, M.A.R.S., Dir. Peppino Di Giugno; Studio für Elektroakustische Musik der Akademie der Künste, (East-)Berlin/D, Dir. Georg Katzer.

Software-Development for Peter Ablinger, Luciano Berio, Thomas Kessler, Rolf Riehm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giorgio Tedde, Jacques Wildberger a.o..

Sound technology for Electric Phoenix/Dir.: Terry Edwards and for Alvin Curran.

Engagements at universities in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA.

Workshops and lectures at universities and conferences in Basel, Berlin, Bern, Cologne, Lucerne, Osnabrück, Munich, San Diego, Stuttgart, Zurich.

Radio productions of own music for BBC, DRS, Radio Suisse Romande, SDF, SWR, WDR, a.o..


Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart/D; Musikwoche der Akademie der Künste, Berlin/D; Donaueschinger Musiktage/D; RamTamTam, Cologne/D; New Jazz Festival, Moers/D; Electromonty, Antwerpen/B; Klangart, Osnabrück/D; Drei Tage Musik, Bern/CH; Sampling Rage, Berlin/D; VCF-Festival, Cologne/D; VorEcho, Freiburg/D; Unforeseen, Munich/D; Muzik3, San Diego/USA and other festivals for contemporary music a.o. in Amsterdam/NL, Basel/CH, Berlin/D, Cologne/D, Den Haag/NL, Dresden/D, Freiburg/D, Giessen/D, Lucerne/CH, Mulhouse/F, Paris/F, Rümligen/CH, Stuttgart/D, Saarbrücken/D, Vienna/A, Zurich/CH.

a.o. with Antonis Anissegos, Umberto Arlati, Johannes Bauer, Adrian Brendel, Hayden Chisholm, Robert Dick, Axel Dörner, Bill Douglass, David Elias, Karlheinz Essl, Muneer Abdul Fatah, Christian Fennesz, Domenico Ferrari, Hardy Fischötter, Wolfgang Fuchs, Gunnar Geisse, Vinko Globokar, Frank Gratkowski, Doug Hammond, Jonas Hellborg, Anna Lindblom, Lars Lindvall, Paul Lovens, Gareth Lubbe, Rudi Mahall, Delia Mayer, JoJo Mayer, Bob Moses, Sylvia Nopper, Makaya Ntshoko, Eric Peter, Dave Peterson, Norbert Pfammatter, Michel Poffet, James Reynolds, Jochen Rückert, Norbert Scholly, Conrad Steinmann, John Voirol, Tim Wells, Nils Wogram, Jimmy Woode, Alfred Zimmerlin, the Trio Accanto, the Arosa String Quartet, the Basel Sinfonietta (Dir.: Arturo Tamayo) and the Symphonieorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks (Dir.: Diego Masson).

Text & Translation Soon!

Great Reset?
4th Industrial Revolution?
New World Order?

The Fall of Babylon the Great

And I heard another voice from heaven saying,
“Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues!
"Eat ze Bugs!"

"We are the CO2 to be reduced!"

For Sale

Used Equipment

19 inch devices - Cases - Buchla - Eurorack.

RME Bob 32
AES Breakoutbox - NEW!

€ 180.- plus shipping

Can be folded so that front and rear can be screwed into the rack as a 2U unit.

Buchla (Clone)
Frequency Shifter Model 285r

€ 550.- plus shipping

Shifter/Ringmodulator. Only operated for a few hours. Superbly built by A. Scramstad in Oregon/USA (my favorite builder).

CV-Tools - ARP 2600 inspired

€ 130.- plus shipping

Great Eurorack Voltage Processor and Slew Generator from the company Synovatron, unfortunately closed due to reasons of age.

Dual Amplifier. As new!

€ 90.- plus shipping

Two amplifiers in a 4HP Eurorack module. Very good quality - I have always liked ADDAC very much.

Expert Sleepers
ESX-8GT. Neuwertig!

€ 45.- plus shipping

Gate Expander for the ES-40 Audio to CV Module. Passive (without power connection).

MakeNoise Wiard Wogglebug
Random Generator

€ 145.- plus shipping

The Wiard Random Generator - still in the original licensed circuitry.

Intellijel Dixie CTRL
Control Expansion für den Dixie VCO

€ 35.- plus shipping

- allows control of PW, PWM, Lin FM and Exp FM on the Dixie VCO.

SKB R2U Roto Rack
As new!

€ 160.- plus shipping

Installation depth 45cm (deep version). In original box. Used for one day only.

SKB 6U+3U, Gator GR-4S
In top condition!

180.- 140.- 80.- plus shipping

Have never been on the road and are in TOP condition! Are no longer produced by SKB.

Dual-channel oscilloscope

€ 130.- plus shipping

incl. test probes. 2 mV/cm sensitivity, 60 MHz, deflection speed up to 5 ns/cm, 6.1 kg.