Elton John premiered an innovative new technology at the 2013 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California this past week.
During a performance at Hyperion Theater in Disney's California Adventure theme park, the British singer provided a demonstration of Yamaha's Disklavier TV and RemoteLive Technology, which sends a piano player's keystrokes to remote pianos stationed across the globe in real time.
Chris Gero, founder of Yamaha's in-house label Yamaha Entertainment Group, told Spinner that "this technology represents an all-new level of interactivity when it comes to performance . . . To be able to transmit like this is just the beginning and when Elton heard about the technology he stepped right up and said he wanted to be the guy to deliver it for the first time."
John's performance/demonstration took place over the course of a five-song set, including "Your Song," "Tiny Dancer," "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," and an extended version of "Rocket Man."
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