Released Sounds: Journey through the history of European culture through music

22 Nov 2019

Regular hours

Fri, 22 Nov
18:30 – 19:30

Cost of entry

Standard: £10
Concessions: £5

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Have you ever wondered how the sheet music embedded in paintings would sound like?


Taking inspiration from historical paintings, musicians Maciej and Mateusz Rychły and Elizabeth Seitz present 'Released Sounds', a unique event uniting sound, visuals and early music.

Hear how they have transformed musical manuscripts which feature in paintings, including Watteau's 'Scale of Love' and Holbein's 'Ambassadors', into traditional and folk compositions for guitar and woodwind instruments.

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Released Sounds

Formed by musician, composer, arranger, writer and cultural anthropologist Maciej Rychły, 'Released Sounds' is an instrumental, folk and early music project from Poland and Germany. 

Maciej is a founding member of contemporary Polish folk group the Jorgi Quartet, whose music has strong Celtic roots as well as inspiration from African, classical and jazz music. He has reconstructed early-medieval and ancient woodwind instruments with his research regularly published in the Polish Academy of Sciences’ publications.


Organised in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute

Friday, 22 November 2019

6.30 - 7.30 pm

Location: The National Gallery - Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Maciej Rychły

Mateusz Rychły

Elizabeth Seitz

Taking part

Polish Cultural Institute, London


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