Lady Gaga has one creative team!
Her keyboardist namely Brockett Parsons made headlines when he made what could be the very first 360 degree keyboard.
Known as the PianoArc, the circular keyboard is composed of 294 keys with 3 contiguous eighty eight note keyboards and 1 thirty note control section. It also has a 3 pitch bend/mod per full keyboard section.
Parsons is currently touring with the Mother Monster and is her main keyboardist.
Parsons had to assemble a team of keyboardists, designers and technicians for this to be possible. This wraparound piano measures just about 6 feet in diameter and rests on a height adjustable stand. This stand can tilt +/- 50 degrees.
Termed as the “Brockettship”, this keyboard was built for stage performance which allows the keyboard player more than enough room and freedom to move around and have fun while on stage.
As quoted from Parsons himself,
“Why should the guitar players have all the fun?”
Check out the PianoArc in action!