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Our podcast series looking at–and listening to–the sounds of the world.
Sit back, close your eyes and tune in your ears – join us on a journey to musical freedom via the new lands imagined up by jazz in the 1960s. Our guide: Derek Walmsley, Editor of The Wire music magazine.
So many people asked about the song we commissioned for our A1 portable Bluetooth speaker launch video that we had to hop on the next plane to Stockholm and chat with Plan8, the composers behind the track.
Tell us a story and get a chance to win one of our ruggedly beautiful speakers. The more funny, happy, sad, silly, touching, dreamy, surreal, the better. Please note: this competition has now closed.
Meet Cecilie Manz, designer of our newest, ultra-portable and beautiful sounding A1 speaker.
Putting music first in the the age of Insta-fame, the influence of J Dilla and early hip hop, and being thankful for hippie parents: we caught up with singer-songwriter Nico Yaryan as he hit the road on his way to a Noon Pacific recording session in Sonoma, California.
"A journey into a night that will lead you to the first rays of the morning light." Listen to a mix put together by film festival programmer, writer and music lover, Francesco Giai Via
We visited the London studio of Mark Farrow, designer for the Pet Shop Boys, Spiritualized, Manic Street Preachers and other bands and brands, and found out how he started his career in record shops and the legendary Factory Records in Manchester.
Meet the hatmaker and owner of Veronica Marucci Chapeaux and find out about her passion for finding the balance between heritage, craftsmanship and seeking new ways of expression.
As part of our regular series of studio visits looking at creators who inspire, and how they work, we met Alex Costa, founder and runner of Print Workers Barcelona and chatted about silkscreening and printing by hand in a digital world.
Meet the designer, drummer and artist Henrik Vibskov and find out the story behind his Bomber Jacket, included in our Portraits by B&O PLAY project.
It’s not often you meet a car dealer who fancies his red vintage Golf GTI as much as his Bugatti Veyron. We met up with the collector Arthur Kar in Paris to pick his brain about craftsmanship and cool cars.
Meet the designer Nicholas Nybro and find out the story behind his work that was included in our Portraits by B&O PLAY project.
As part our ongoing series of articles, podcasts and videos celebrating sound in all its various forms, musician and writer Peter Kirn investigates the strange and wonderful history of Russian and Soviet visual music.
Listen to a mix of work by artists who will be featured in the First Edition music festival in Stockholm, by John Chantler
The photographer and author of The Art Of Impossible: The Bang & Olufsen Design Story tells us about his fascination with heavy industry, shooting CERN's Large Hadron Collider and scouring the B&O archives for product prototypes.
Uffe Buchard introduces the Portraits by B&O PLAY project – a collaborative experiment pairing six of our headphones with the work of avant-garde and up-and-coming designers.
We had an online chat with the Editors-in-Chief of Flaneur Magazine about the inner workings of their publication.
"Through my dancing I’ve realised that every rhythm you take into your body can be a song or a sound, so for me everything is music." Meet the Paris based dancer
Meet the designer, ex-navy lieutenant and body builder fan Irina Benetyte and find out the story behind her work that was included in our Portraits by B&O PLAY project
We caught up with Visionist, aka London producer and musician Louis Carnell, recently returned from a tour of Asia, and chatted about scoring films, writing tracks about anxiousness, and his obsession with mohair.
In an old furniture warehouse in the heart of Barcelona, you will find the newly established Wer-Haus – a rallying point for those who love art, food and fashion.
We spotted Inés from a distance in the late night crowds wandering Barcelona's Raval district. She had very distinct styling, but before we could approach her, she had disappeared into the masses...
Listen to a mix by the artist and musician Benedict Drew, featuring sounds and music by Tod Dockstader, Eric Dolphy, Broadcast & The Focus Group, John Carpenter, Beatrice Dillon and others
"I walked myself into the landscape, and it into me." The UK artist Richard Skelton speaks to Luke Turner about music, landscape and creative ecosystems
Seconds, hours, days, perpetual calendars, GMT, automatic movements, moonphases and chronographs. Welcome to Kristian Haagen's world of passion for the craftsmanship behind the world of haute horologie
This time back in 2012 we started rolling out some of the most beautiful looking and sounding headphones and speakers – so today we're celebrating our fourth birthday!
Handcrafted hats with the audacity and air of the 1920's is a thing you seldom find on the high-street nowadays. But on Potsdamer Straße in Berlin, world-renowned and respected hatmaker Fiona Bennett, has set up shop
Listen to a mix of avant-garde spoken word and sound poetry, curated by the writer and artist Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of the influential Ubuweb online archive
Meet the artist Willi Tomes who is on a quest to combine the minimisation of waste and unnecessary consumption with the creation of art
Listen to a mix by the UK based artist and musician Paul Purgas, looking at work that has made connections across different artistic disciplines and created a wider set of relationships between sound, performance, contemporary art and design and more.
"All of a sudden all hell broke loose. Tear gas was everywhere, we were surrounded by riot police, there were fights, burning banks and buses. It was so surreal." We met the well travelled Danish photographer and talked riots, globe-trotting and Instagram
Located in an Alt-Treptow warehouse between the vibrant boroughs of Kreuzberg and Neukölln, you can find Our/Berlin – at first glance a small, hip café, but on further investigation you'll find one of Berlin’s finest vodka distilleries
"Frenzy, intensity, passion – those are manifestations of where I want to go," declares Arrington de Dionyso, a painter and musician who seeks the primal nature of sound and image.
We met with the Russian swing-jazz dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya in Berlin and spoke with her about how dance has always been an important part of human culture, and what it does to her personally
In Berlin we ran into WooChi Jeon, a magazine editor and entrepreneur from Seoul and spoke with him about music, fashion and life in in the South Korean capital
Listen to a playlist about music and architecture including folk song, vintage jazz, renaissance choral music, modern composition, electronic beats and the bioelectric sounds of fruit.
We met with two up-and-coming designers in Berlin and spoke about what drives them to continuously explore new methods of expression.
We braved the rain to meet up with the London musician and speak about his Mercury Prize nomination, collaborating with scientists and Instagramming the everyday.
We've just opened our B&O PLAY House pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach, Los Angeles – our very first dedicated B&O PLAY store in the U.S.
We had a chat with Lutz Berger in Berlin – a former philosophy and political science student, who's dedicated his life to helping people build their own boats.
The crowd raise their hands as the snare drums kick in. Then the bass drops and then: the place erupts!
Meet Pedro Winter. DJ, Producer, former manager of Daft Punk and owner of the legendary Ed Banger Records.
Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are great. Unfortunately, far too often, they compromise sound quality.
This New York-based Danish designer merged the best of two cultures to create an amazing mobile home.
We asked the fashion icon Rick Owens to pick outfits that ooze music and complements our products perfectly.
Join us on a trip inside the Bang & Olufsen “torture chamber”, where a man is tasked with destroying our products, all in order to obtain the highest possible quality level.
If you ever marvelled at the playful and imaginative universe of Ed Banger Records in Paris, the credit goes to SO–ME – a colourful illustrator and music video director who knows a thing or two about visualising music.
Meet Michael Dupouy, an icon on the streets of the French capital. The ALL GONE publisher is a true connector of people and is considered one of the most influential figures within street culture.
When it comes to lifestyle cycling and the fashion associated with it, no one tops Rapha. B&O PLAY has teamed up with the cool Brits to create a Rapha-infused version of a BeoPlay product.
We stopped Musician Yanis in a park in Paris for a quick chat about fashion, music and how they connect.
Five of the greatest rock and roll icons from the 1960s and 70s are still recording today. How did these cornerstones of popular music influence Danish icons?
Curiosity. That is what catalysed BANG & OLUFSEN’s pioneering work with aluminium. Read how the relationship with one material shaped the future for the entire company.
We asked Olivier Rousteing of the legendary fashion house Balmain to select and style an outfit from his new collection that ooze music and complements our products.
As a kid he dreamed about changing the world with spectacular inventions. Today the dream is the same. Meet Jakob Wagner. Engineer, designer and the man behind the new BeoPlay A6 sound system.
What happens in the brain when sound waves become music and
music becomes emotions.
In a few months time, FOLK will be celebrating fifteen eminent years in business. Meet Cathal Mcateer, the Scotsman behind the journey.
Pandora’s jukebox holds residency at Cicciolina Paris, Cosey Club and Milagro in London. Her sonic assemblages offers hypnotic dreamscape with multi-textured take on electronic music.
Paula Gerbase, designer and founder of 1205, just keeps on impressing us with her brilliantly understated collections – and this London Fashion Week was no exception.
Situated in the lower levels of a former Dalston boxing club, LN-CC is a true gem of the London fashion scene. With impressive and progressive selections of exclusive clothes, music, books and art.
Fresh off the plane after shooting A$AP ROCKY in New York for a new Adidas campaign, we met up with mastermind photographer Neil Bedford on set in Hyde Park
doing what he does best.
Meet Nigel Cabourn, a British menswear icon. Steadily hanging on to benchmark principles like craftsmanship and quality fabric, his brand has been an essential part of British wardrobes for quite some time.
We stopped Marie in streets of Paris for a quick chat about fashion, music and how they connect.
Fashion Week is about to end, we met up with Danish menswear brand HAN KJØBENHAVN as they were getting ready to show their new collection to the world.
Copenhagen Fashion Week is about to kick-off and we hooked up with local DJ-Hero, Ludvig “Lou Van” Larsen to get an idea of what the Copenhagen Fashion Week sounds like.
Make sure to drop by Dover Street Market New York to experience an exciting marriage of technology and fashion.
Join us as we visit one of today’s leading menswear designers, Aitor Throup, at his London studio.
Kanye West adores him. So does the fashion world. Wes Lang has become the latest darling of the art world by doing exactly what he wants to. Learn The Art of Being a Bad Boy...
Meet Steve McGugan. The designer, who never returned from his pilgrimage to the cold north and created Form 2 – a modern classic and the longest living product in the history of B&O.
TJ “Lil Silva” Carter was 10 years old when he first started making music at the family home in old Bedford, 60 miles north of London. Now, at the age of 24, he is hailed as one of the most exciting artists and producers in the UK.
Hidden beneath the speaker cover of BeoPlay A9 you will find an ancient geometric form. This is the story about how the Fibonacci sequence ended up on a B&O PLAY speaker.