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Leonoor van Beuzekom
Erik de Jong
3531 HJ Utrecht
+31 (0) 30 - 2942625
Janneke, Leonoor's mother, made the picture. She also wrote beautiful poems (in Dutch: gedichten).
We, Leonoor, Marthe and Erik want to inspire people with our way of living and let people experience how nice and important it is to talk with each other, cooperate, be open for each other, love yourself and each other, take care for each other, sharing the care for children and elderly people, share experiences and knowledge, live together consume less and meditate more. Then there comes rest, light, happiness and love in our life and on earth.
De Derde Weg
made by Kate and Hidde
Leonoor's book about Jeannette who passed away, you can read and download (pdf), see page overlijden Jeannette (Jeannette passed away) or click on the image
Contact & muziek originated through the wish to live a meaningful life. Marthe, Erik and Jeannette (she passed away the 8th of June 2017) started to live with Leonoor in her house in 2006, in the neighbourhood Lombok in Utrecht where Leonoor already lives since 1989. In our work and lives we missed room for own initiative and creativity. We started to look for a conscious way to live, live together and cooperate.
We are very grateful that we have a unique chance to be engaged with meaning, social consciousness, sustainability by our way of living together and cooperating. We talk, meditate, singen, make music, meet people and are engaged with consuminderen (consuming less). After a 8 day process in May 2014 about letting go of food, during which we did not eat or drink for three days we started a process to let go of food, in a natural, free and creative way. We find it a very beautiful, inspiring process to eat less and feel (more) conscious, experiencing what eating and not eating is doing to you(r body).
By being engaged with living on light see also our facebook page www.facebook.com/lichtvoeding we learn to know ourselves and each other in a different way. We live in a busy performance and consumption orientated society. We realize still more how dependent we are on food and how much time we are engaged with producing, transporting, buying, preparing and consuming of food. More and more people search for new ways, want to live sustainable, care for each other, live consciously, without alcohol, meat, medicine, vaccinations, with home schooling and sharing knowledge and experiences with each other.
We work hard, learn much about nature, about herbs, flowers and plants, old and new knowledge. Leonoor has contact with butterflies, who also come on her hand and flying over us, confirm us and inspire us to go further on this path.
Leonoor is the initiator of our living group Contact & muziek. She was a violinist and a violin teacher since she was 18 years old. She teached herself, Marthe, Erik and her sister Jeannette to play the viola da gamba (viol) and the lute , two instruments from the renaissance. We are a singing, viola da gamba (viol) and lute quartet and especially play music from the renaissance by heart.
viola da gamba (viol) quartet, August 2014
We sing 4-part a capella, very slowly, meditative, as much in tune as possible. By this slow way of singing as much in tune as possible overtones arise (difference and sum tones of pure harmonies) and a sound field/aura of extra tones is audible, which gives the music depth and radiation. People are very much impressed when they hear us singing.
After the 8 day process in May 2014 to be free from the necessity of food Leonoor composed (Dutch) 7 beautiful affirmations 4-part about love, light and the universe.
Leonoor develops new ways of making music, singing meditative without a rhythm, with space and time for expression of words, like you recite a poem by almost practicing almost daily with Marthe, Erik and Jeannette. Spontaneity, expressivity, creativity and spirituality, eating less, meditating and singing meditatively and also playing the viola da gamba (viol) slowly meditatively brings our life on a higher, lighter and more social level. Singing and making music without eating sounds and feels spacious and open.
We built bamboo flutes of one tone on which we can play melodies together. You can listen to us on the page music.
affirmation on bamboo flutes for children, Kanaleneiland, Utrecht,
during a neighbourhood party in September 2014
Leonoor teaches music (viola da gamba, lute and piano) to children and adults and developed teaching materials and a new way of (music) education. Jeannette draws the booklets, which you also can order.
Children (and adults) learn the music basics, in such a way that they really understand it. The children learn to make beautiful sounds and tones on bamboo flutes of one tone, and learn to play the viola da gamba (viol) and the lute.
We are engaged in a relaxed way with concentration, rest, (tonal) purity, working together, singing, (learn) to listen. We take time for new experiences, see children.
On our page activities there is an overview of activities from 2007 until now
We set up foundation Contact & muziek to stimulate contact, communication and cooperation between people through music, see page foundation (Dutch). You can support our foundation with a donation on Triodos bank account number NL30 TRIO 0198 3198 78 in the name of Stichting Contact & muziek in Utrecht. Our foundation is considered as an institution for the general benefit (anbi) by the Dutch revenue. Because of that gifts can be deducted from income tax. Because of the foundation is also cultural anbi per 1 January 2013, there is an extra deduction of 25%.
video about our living group
CD with meditatively
played piano music
our house is painted!
I AM Light
poems (Dutch) from Leonoor
and Jeannette's mother
drawn music (Dutch)
red admiral butterfly
Leonoor wrote 2 beautiful (photo)books :
Levenservaringen (Life experiences),
gedachten over het leven (thoughts about life), € 10
about Leonoor's life and the initiative to bring people together and to be engaged with sharing.
with linen strap, € 5
Contact met de ziel
(Contact with the soul)
21 x 21 cm, € 10
pdf version (download)
30 x 30 cm, € 30
mijn bewustwordingsproces, muziek, contact met vlinders en onze woongroep
(my consciousness process, music, contact with butterflies and our living group)
Zingen maakt je vrij
(Singing makes you free), € 20
7 affirmaties (7 affirmations)
gecomponeerd door Leonoor
(composed by Leonoor), € 10
|If you want to do a donation you can click on the mandala drawn by Jeannette.||
teaching materials (Dutch)
We have a green roof, solar panels, an air heat pump and we are in more ways engaged with sustainability.
solar panels on our green roof
Everything that happens with love has a healing power.
We are all connected with each other and one.
There is no distinction between me and the other.
Love connects us with each other
and solves all contradictions,
contact from soul to soul.
Every human being is a part of the whole
with his/her life and experiences.
muziek in verzorgingshuizen
(music in elderly people's homes) http://youtu.be/rd4SCpI8dwM
we received the 2nd prize in November 2011,
€ 7.500 subsidy, from Rabo DichtbijFonds.
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