VIDEO:  Seaboard is keyboard of the future - Hans Zimmer shows off its functions

09/28/2013 - 00:00

By Arion McNicoll and Stefanie Blendis -

Hans Zimmer, the creative force behind some of Hollywood's best loved film music, including the Oscar-winning Lion King score, adjusts his chair in front of a sleek black instrument that looks something like the control panel of a stealth bomber.

He raises his hands to the monochrome keyboard and presses gently. A familiar strain emerges from it: the opening lines of the Dark Knight theme, but today it sounds unlike it has ever sounded before.