Artistic Sounds

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of their most iconic designs, Bang & Olufsen worked alongside Grammy Award-winning bassist and experimental musician MonoNeon to reimagine the Beosound A9 speaker on his terms.
Zelda Grant | March 29, 2024 | Lifestyle

As one of the most innovative electric bass players in jazz, with his funk-infused avant-garde playing and vibrant style, MonoNeon shares a legacy with Bang & Olufsen of going beyond boundaries and challenging the status quo to create unique design and music experiences. For his limited edition Art of A9 speaker cover, he drew on his signature outfits, which often incorporate patchwork embroidery, vivid colors and captivating patterns. The result forms an intricate and bold composition that pays homage to his distinctive view of the world of music. Above all, he wanted the speaker design to represent chords on canvas. “Whenever I see a painting, I can interpret it musically,” he says. “For some people it may be just a picture, but I look at it thinking: ‘I can play that!’ — I wanted the speaker to be able to play without playing, bringing me inspiration and telling me a story just by looking at it.”;