B&O MonoNeon collab on Beosound A9

Beosound A9 Mononeon speaker

Beosound A9 limited edition speaker

Celebrating the intrinsic relationship between art and sound, Bang & Olufsen is pleased to announce a limited-edition Beosound A9 in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning bassist and experimental musician MonoNeon.

Bang & Olufsen has worked alongside MonoNeon to reimagine the Beosound A9 home speaker in a way that reflects and celebrates his unique approach to music and art. Drawing a parallel to his signature outfits, which often incorporate patchwork embroidery, the vivid colours and captivating pattern in the speaker come together to form an intricate and bold composition that pays homage to the artist’s distinctive vision. Above all, MonoNeon wanted the speaker to represent chords on canvas.

Beosound A9 Mononeon speaker

“Whenever I see a painting, I can interpret it musically. 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”, says MonoNeon.

MonoNeon stands out as one of the most innovative electric bass players in jazz, with his funk-infused avant-garde playing and vibrant style, having collaborated with several renowned artists throughout his career, including Prince, Nas, Mavis Staples, George Clinton and Mac Miller, among many others. In his collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, MonoNeon’s unbridled artistry has been imbued into the Beosound A9 canvas, reflecting a shared legacy with Bang & Olufsen of going beyond boundaries and challenging the status quo to create unique design and music experiences.

Beosound A9 Mononeon speaker

To commemorate the launch of this limited-edition Art of the A9, Bang & Olufsen will host a celebratory event in its store on New York’s Madison Avenue on 17th January, where MonoNeon will be performing. MonoNeon and Bang & Olufsen’s paths have previously crossed during JammJam in Paris, a surprise concert hosted in March 2023 by Bang & Olufsen and Jammcard, the leading digital community of music professionals, where MonoNeon was one of the headlining performers.

Beosound A9 in collaboration with MonoNeon will be available in selected stores and online from 17th January 2024. The limited-edition cover can be purchased separately and will retail for £450.

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