PJ Harvey Recording Studio Album In Front Of Live Audience
. (Radio.com) Is the creative process as interesting as the final product? This seems to be an idea that PJ Harvey is exploring with the recording of her new album. The two-time Mercury Prize winner is going to allow the public to watch the recording of her ninth album, in person.
Harvey is collaborating on the public viewing of the studio sessions with Artangel, a group that commissions and produces ambitious art projects; they are setting her up "inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son," according to a press release.
"The structure, 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."
In other words, fans will be able to watch the recording of the album, but Harvey and her team will not be able to see who is watching them during the process.
Artangel co-director Michael Morris told England's Guardian that, while they sold tickets to the public (which have all sold out), they're careful not to promise anything, in regards to what the audience will see. Read more here.
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