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Leonoor van Beuzekom
Marthe Pal
Erik de Jong

Billitonstraat 6
3531 HJ Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 30 - 2942625

Contact & muziek 12 years! (Dutch)

photo from Leonoor Marthe Erik, 1 September 2017, in Den Haag (the Hague, the Netherlands)

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

part of the front of the book 'afscheid Jeannette, een einde en een nieuw begin' (Jeannette's goodbye, an end and a new beginning) written by Leonoor

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 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.

photo from our viola da gamba (viol) quartet at the birthday party of Ingrid, a friend of us, 30 August 2014
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.

photo of the front of the book '7 affirmations'

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.

photo, with our four we play an affirmation on bamboo flutes during a neighbourhood party for children at the Stanleylaan in Kanaleneiland in Utrecht on 20 September 2014
affirmation on bamboo flutes for children, Kanaleneiland, Utrecht,
during a neighbourhood party in September 2014

music lesson, (music) education, teaching materials

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

On our page activities there is an overview of activities from 2007 until now

foundation (Dutch)

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

photo, Leonoor's piano CD from November 2015
CD with meditatively
played piano music

Dowlands Almaine

foto van ons huis, vooraanzicht
our house is painted!

I AM Light
2-part singing

photo bittern next to poem Janneke van Beuzekom - van Veen
poems (Dutch) from Leonoor
and Jeannette's mother

books (Dutch)


drawn music (Dutch)

spiritual experience
with a

red admiral butterfly

Leonoor wrote 2 beautiful (photo)books :

photo front of the book 'Levenservaringen, gedachten over het leven' (Life experiences, thoughts about life) from Leonoor, hard cover

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.

simple version,
with linen strap, 5

photo front of the book 'Contact met de ziel' (Contact with the soul) 21 x 21 cm

Contact met de ziel
(Contact with the soul)
21 x 21 cm, 10

pdf version (download)

foto van de voorkant van het boek 'Contact met de ziel' 30 x 30 cm

luxe versie
(luxury version)
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

foto, voorkant van het boek '7 affirmaties gecomponeerd door Leonoor', met ringband

7 affirmaties (7 affirmations)
gecomponeerd door Leonoor
(composed by Leonoor), 10
mandala with 'donatie' (donation) text
If you want to do a donation you can click on the mandala drawn by Jeannette.

photo front booklet Sinterklaas kapoentje

teaching materials (Dutch)


We have a green roof, solar panels, an air heat pump and we are in more ways engaged with sustainability.

photo from the solar panels, which are on our green roof since 3 August 2015

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.


With our video

muziek in verzorgingshuizen
(music in elderly people's homes)

we received the 2nd prize in November 2011,
7.500 subsidy, from Rabo DichtbijFonds.

drawing red admiral Jeannette
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