Beeldmerk Radboud Sounds
Beeldmerk Radboud Sounds

Programme Radboud Sounds announced

Even before you realise what music does to you, your body already has a reaction ready. How is that possible? How does music affect your brain? How do you process your emotions while dancing? And how is it possible that a particular record always gives you goose bumps? Discover the science of music on Friday 12 May at Radboud Sounds and celebrate Radboud University's 100th anniversary together.


During Radboud Sounds in Doornroosje, researchers from Radboud University will shine their light on music from different disciplines. Friday 12 May from 20.00 to 01.00 there will be a continuous programme with concerts, scientific lectures and talks on science and music. Listen, dance, enjoy and think along about the effect music has on yourself and society.

The programme includes:

  • DJ Joost van Bellen
  • AI researchers Michelle Appel and Daniel Danilin on music made by artificial intelligence
  • Lawyer Roma Leuyerink on the ownership of music
  • Psychedelic funk by YÌN YÌN
  • Cultural scholar Niels Niessen on how Spotify influences music
  • Dancer Farida Nabibaks and cultural scholar Liedeke Plate on how dance makes conversations on certain topics possible
  • Americanist Frank Mehring on protest music
  • Pain expert Esmeralda Blaney Davidson and anesthesiologist Hans Timmerman on music as pain relief
  • Neurophysiologist John van Opstal on how your ears can deceive you
  • Mathematician Walter van Suijlekom on what sound waves can tell us
  • Cosmic jazz by jazz trio TRIFID and astronomer Marijke Haverkorn
  • DJs Kim Josephine and Lysah (known from PAAK) spin vinyl

More speakers and artists will be announced later.

Ticket sales

Ticket sales have started immediately. A ticket costs 15 euros. Employees of Radboud University and Radboudumc, Alumni Benefits Card holders, students, pupils and Radboud Reflects members pay 7.50 euros.

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