February's challenge was inspired by this feeling that has been the cause of great works of art throughout history: love.

The challenge

For this Valentine’s special we invite you to compose a song for the painting The kiss by Gustav Klimt.

The Kiss - Gustav Klimt - Google Arts & Culture
β€œThe Kiss”, probably the most popular work by Gustav Klimt, was first exhibited in 1908 at the Kunstschau art exhibition on the site of today’s Konzerthaus...

The idea is to capture the essence of the painting. You must generate a musical environment where two different instruments personify each of the characters.

πŸ’‘ In the score's description you can share which instrument personifies which character, and explain the reasoning behind your choice.


  • It must be an original song specially created for this challenge.
  • Collaborations are allowed (max. 3 composers).
  • The duration of the song must be between 1 to 3 minutes. Scores longer than 3 minutes will not be considered.
  • You can only submit one score.
  • External audio sources can be used (it will not influence the results).
  • Deadline: 24th February. No late submissions!

Scoring system

βœ… Accuracy (30)

How well your song the painting.

βœ… Engagement (30)

How well your song captures one's attention for its entire duration.

βœ… Transitions (30)

How smooth and well-designed the song's transitions are (e.g. modulations).

βœ… Founder Enjoyment (2)

How the founders of Tutteo, the company behind Flat, like your piece.

βœ… Last challenge winner enjoyment (8)

How the winner of the last challenge likes your piece.

Bonus points

  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel (1 point).
  • Send us a video of you explaining your creative process for this challenge, that we can share on social media (5 points).
  • Use only minor keys (2 points).
  • Use this instrumentation: drums, triangle, strings, oboe and flute (5 points). Note: you can add more instruments.

πŸ₯‡ The score with the most points wins.

We will announce the winner on the 3d March!


πŸ† One-year Premium subscription.

Additional incentives

  • Promotion in our blog and social media.
  • Special badge for a year showing you as the winner of this month's challenge!
  • You can help us choose next month winner.


Please send your submission πŸ‘‰πŸ½ here.

Late submissions will not be considered.

Good luck!!