PJ Harvey as today announced that she plans to record her 9th album as part of an art installation called ‘Recording in Progress’, at Somerset House in London. The unique recording experience will allow audiences watch through a one-way glass as Harvey works with producers Flood and John Parish in a custom studio to create the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Let England Shake’.
Speaking to the Independent, Harvey said “I want ‘Recording in Progress’ to operate as if we’re an exhibition in a gallery. I hope visitors will be able to experience the flow and energy of the recording process.”
Somerset House says in a statement that each small group will “experience something different, depending on what point in its development a particular song has reached and which of its elements are mixed live”.
‘Recording in Progress’ will take place at Somerset House from 16 January to 14 February with visitors paying £15 for a 45-minute time slot between 3-6pm on Tuesdays to Fridays and between 1-3pm on Saturdays. Around 3,000 tickets were available for the event, all of which sold out within a few hous of going on sale, said a spokeswoman for Somerset House.