88 Keys Today’s episode titled 88 Keys, Phil Rood and Kari Simms talk about the music that makes HBO’s series ‘Westworld’ series so brilliant. Take a moment to listen to our favorites and songs that are integral in the tone and feel of Westworld. Defining: 88 Keys The piano got its start as a modification of the harpsichord, which had 60 keys. The first pianos, therefore, usually had 60 keys. 60 keys represented five octaves, since there are 12 notes in an octave. … In the late 1880s, popular piano manufacturer Steinway created the 88–key piano that is the standard today. The Music Behind Westworld – Ramin Djawadi The Man behind the music of Westworld: Ramin Djawadi Ramin Djawadi: Composer for Westworld and Game of Thrones Born in Duisberg, Germany the now 42 year old master-composer was first discovered by none other than Hans Zimmer who recruited him to Remote Control Productions after Djawadi graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 1998.