Keyboardist Brockett Parsons has designed a circular instrument known as PianoArc that allows him to tickle the ivories from every direction. The PianoArc is, essentially, three standard 88-note keyboards in one. It includes 294 keys on a body whose height and tilting angle can be adjusted. As the keyboardist for pop music icon Lady Gaga, Parsons has created a musical device that is altogether functional, artistic, and aesthetically pleasing.
While the PianoArc continues to tour with Lady Gaga, Parsons has recently teased about a second version of the instrument—the Piano Arc 2: The Brockettship—that is said to be much lighter in weight and has the ability to fold in half for easier portability.