THIS unusual-looking piano is sure to hit the right note with visitors to Brighton Dome.

The eye-catching instrument has been invented by Brighton-based experimental pianist Sarah Nicolls.

It will be on show as part of the Dome’s Earsthetic festival – a week-long series of events that explore the relationship between sound and art.

The “inside out piano” is fully interactive and visitors to The Dome’s cafe bar can take a selfie with the unique instrument and see Ms Nicolls play it herself in a series of short performances.

Ms Nicolls said: “I first tried out my idea for the Inside Out Piano in 2008, when I dismantled an old upright.

“I’d been thinking about the fact that when I was learning any piece with inside piano techniques, it was always rather uncomfortable and awkward.

“I put the upright piano back together in a new way, with the strings going up from the keyboard and the inside out idea was born.”

Earsthetic, produced and curated by Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival’s music producer Laura Ducceschi, runs from Monday to December 13.