From the archive to the dance floor. PITCHED is a research project that uses AI to create unique music samples from the digitised audio archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

PITCHED is being developed as a smart DJ system that recognises musical potential in thematic archival audio collections. Such as collections with city sounds, harbour sounds or animal sounds.


The user interface is designed as an accessible digital instrument (DAW) that could be used by any musician.

The aim of this project is to introduce new audiences to audio heritage through the use of AI and new computer technologies.

Special thanks to our partners:
The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision 

• Arran Lyon

• Mondriaan Fonds