Study sounds 2 V2

Study Sounds #6

  • Tue 28 May 9:15 - 17:00
  • HU Library
  • Free entry
  • Podium x HU Library

– Illustration by Eline Veldhuisen 

The exam period is coming 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. Throughout the day you can enjoy performances from three artists playing different genres of music. 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.

Line up

9:15 – 11:30 Boy Pilgrim (indie/folk/pop)

12:00 – 14:00 Radio Trapani (ambient music)

14:45 – 17:00 Paul & Pavlina (electronic classical soundscapes)

About the artists

Boy Pilgrim
Tom Groenendaal is a curious individual with varying interests, a quality that shines through in his music. Under the name Boy Pilgrim, he unites genres and moods, seamlessly transitioning from soft Americana and psychedelic rock to indie and folk, all the way to more experimental sonic landscapes while never losing sight of the pop sensibility that drew him to making music in the first place. Let yourself be carried away by the sometimes bombastic, often intimate but always truthful musical stories of Boy Pilgrim that touch upon both everyday heartbreak and the very questioning of reality.

Radio Trapani
Radio Trapani is the alter ego of Dario Trapani. He is an Amsterdam-based producer, guitarist and singer songwriter who was born and raised in Italy. After a decade spent looking into jazz and improvised music, he started singing, writing and recording pop songs and switched his career’s focus towards being an indie artist. At Study Sounds he will present a brand new minimalistic ambient set of background music with synthesizer, electric bass and guitar, in collaboration with his musical partner Alessandro Mazzieri.

Paul & Pavlina
Paul is a modular synth player who aims to create adventurous electronic music. Pavlina is a classically trained violinist who aims to expand the sounds of her violin and her voice through digital technologies. Together, they are on an adventurous mission to bring together the worlds of classical music and electronic music. The result is both unexpected and unpredictable.

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 28 May 2024
9:15 - 17:00
HU Library
Free entry
Podium x HU Library