According to Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea, jazz-funk bassist Dywane Thomas Jr, known worldwide as Mononeon, is “the greatest f*cking electric bass player”. Winner of a Grammy for his King’s Disease album with NAS, Mononeon has collaborated with the likes of Prince, Cory Henry, George Clinton, to name but a few, but his qualities go far beyond his great artistic talent.

His presence on YouTube is massive, where he pierces the screen with his incredible outfits, which make clever and consistent use of colour and pattern. All of this, combined with other details such as his obsession with large and colourful glasses and a sock that always hangs from the neck of his bass, has made Mononeon a brand.

Mononeon’s brand values are at center stage of the collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, the Danish brand specialising in sophisticated custom audio solutions, on the iconic Beosound A9, a unique loudspeaker with a special removable textile cover that brings the speaker closer to a work of art on canvas than a sound device.

In this limited collaboration, Mononeon infuses his own artistry to the canvas of the Beosound A9. Vivid expression, flaming neon and microtonal detail reflect his aesthetic as powerfully as his music – experimental, funky, vibrant – transforming sound into a sensory experience rooted in art.

“Chord on Canvas” is the name of the Mononeon Beosound A9 cover, available in a limited edition at a price of 500€, which has just been launched with a live performance by Mononeon at the Bang & Olufsen showroom on Madison Avenue in New York on January 17th.