Study Sounds 4 V2

Study Sounds | Silent disco

  • Tue 16 Jan 9:00 - 17:00
  • HU Library
  • Free entry
  • Podium x HU Bibliotheek

– Illustration by Eline Veldhuisen 

The holidays are barely over and the exam period is already coming up. That means spending long days hunched over your laptop or study books again. To get you through these tough times we thought of a way to help you boost your concentration in style!

Instrumental music is proven to improve your concentration level and make you stay focused for a longer period of time. So we’re inviting local artists into section C of the HU Library to provide instrumental music while you study. This event takes place during the silent period of the HU Library but… we have thought of a solution! We’ll provide everyone with silent disco headphones that will channel the live music from three different performers throughout the day. Let’s  get you in the zone and make those exams feel like a walk in the park!

To complete the perfect study atmosphere, we will provide free tea, coffee, and snacks. Drop by and be ready to study like you have never before.

The line up

9:30-11:30 – Daniël Tomás
12:00-14:30 – XA4
15:00-17:00 – DJ Poodle

About the artists

Daniël Tomás: This neo-classical pianist combines piano solos with improvisation and electronics. This music will take you on a journey through a landscape of sound and imagination.

XA4: Xavier Boot studied classical piano at the Amsterdam and Düsseldorf conservatories and did a master in live electronic music. There, he developed a unique style that mixes acoustic piano with electronic extensions and soundscapes recorded on a grand piano. Inspired by his Indonesian heritage, influences in his music range from Gamelan music to minimal, ambient, classical and electronic. He has composed music for famous brands and prize winning films.

DJ Poodle: This versatile all-round DJ – also the founder of study sounds – will close off the afternoon with some easy beats to keep you focused through the end of your study day.

About Study Sounds

Study Sounds is a coproduction by Podium and the HU Library to create the ultimate study environment. Young and talented local artist will perform live instrumental music inside section C of the library to help you keep your focus and break out of your study slump. Get to know different genres of music and enjoy some drinks and snacks while you work through your study material in preparation of your exams.


The library is accessible by elevator via the ground floor of Padualaan 99. Every floor and Padualaan 101 have a wheelchair accessible toilet. Zone C is accessible by wheelchair upon request. Please contact the service desk via tel:088-4817125 or mail: to arrange this access in advance or talk to the person behind the desk on the day itself. This event is a Language No Problem event so you’re welcome to come, no matter what language you speak. If you have any worries or needs that might prevent you from participating in this activity, please let us know by sending a message to and we will try to accommodate as best as we can.

HU Library

Padualaan 99

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Tue 16 Jan 2024
9:00 - 17:00
HU Library
Free entry
Podium x HU Bibliotheek