Traveling and staying wirh producers of brasil nuts in the bolivian Amazon

In the time between 27th of december 18 and 6th of january 19 I had the rare opportunity to travel across and live with producers of brasil nuts. Besides the extraordinary possibilties of field recordings I got an insight of the hard but also rewarding work. Brasil nuts are not grown in plantations but collected in the rain forest itself. Several days of ship travel on the rio madre de dios had as much been part of the travel from Riberalta in Bolivia to Puerto Maldonado in Peru as night hikes acroos the rain forest to the camps of the gatheres.

Artist residency in Bolivia

November and december 18
Two month artist residency at Bolivia Sostenible.

Field recordings during the in total 3 1/2 month long travel, with special hikes into the rain forest.

Workshops of Non-violent communication and Tension release Exercises with the volunteers of the NGO.

Development of the new retreat “aus eigener Kraft”.

gegenseitig – Workshop

A workshop where people meet to share what they know best.
Each one for everyone. A non-hierarchical workshop. Organised by tha artist, who will make a composition out of the recordings done during the workshop.

Workshop Holistic Caring

It doesn’t matter if it is out of a sudden or a long way to get into this situation: In the moment we have to care for our relatives it is easy that we are overwhelmed and many questions rise how we can act in the best possible way.

Although every situation is unique and every person needs an individual care, we can learn techniques and a certain understanding how to find out the best individual approach in a general workshop.

28./29.4., Brno

Water – the sensible chaos

Opening of the festival kunst & gesund
Premiere: water – the sensible chaos.
With Minako Seki (Dance), Willem Schulz (Violoncello, Performance), Anna-Katariina Hollmerus (Nordic Singing), Fanja Raum (Sopran-Saxophon), Marcus Beuter (Field recording, Elektronic), Nils Willers (Lightdesign, Text), Aleksandra Kononchenko (Video)

12. April 2018, 7 p.m. Max-Littmann-Saal, Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen

Cooperativa Ensemble – 5 Seen

Saturday, 7.4.18, 9p.m., Rudolf-Oetker-Halle, Bielefeld

5 Seen (5 lakes) is a co-composition by Xu Fengxia and Willem Schulz for Guzheng, Sanxian, chinese singing, contemporary voice, clarinet, piano, monochord, cello, electronics and field recordings.

„UN-VOLL-KOMMEN“ (imperfectly)

Humanity is searching for perfectness from the very beginning on. But we always reach our limits and call this impercetness.
6 artist go on a research and present their first results.

Christine Grunert Dance
Agnetha Jaunich Dance
Veronika Witte Fine arts, Video
Andreas Hermeyer Accordion
Marcus Beuter Sounds, Laptop
Andreas Kaling Saxophone

Capella hospitalis, Bielefeld, Sunday, 11.2., 5 p.m.