PJ Harvey Is Recording Her New Album in Front of a Live Audience (You)

Watch the artist hard at work on her ninth full-length through glass.

Starting next Friday, you can fulfill all your voyeuristic dreams by watching the one and only PJ Harvey as she records her new LP in London, as part of an art project entitled Recording in Progress.

Co-presented by Somerset House and Artangel, Harvey will be entering the studio (in this case, Somerset House’s New Wing) to record her follow up album to 2011’s Let England Shake with a full band, engineers, and her producers (Flood, John Parish). Created by Something & Son—architectural artists based in the venue—Harvey’s musical home for the foreseeable future is a unique installation: “A recording studio in the form of an enclosed box, has one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers, and engineers as a mutating, multi-dimensional sound sculpture.”

For only £15, you can gaze in and be part of Harvey’s next, still currently untitled, splash back into the music world. About her impending genius being on display, the multi-talented artist has said that visitors can witness “anything from laying down a bass drum track, to discussions, improvisation, through to full performances of new songs.”

Head to Somerset House for more information.

(via Paste)


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