PJ Harvey is to record her next album as part of a public art exhibition at London's Somerset House. She will work on the album with her band behind one-way-mirrored glass. The project, called Recording In Progress, will take place from January 16 to February 14. The project will be staged in a box in a recently opened wing of the venue and has been described as “a mutating, multidimensional sound sculpture”.

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PJ Harvey is to record her next album as part of a public art exhibition at London’s Somerset House.

She will work on the album with her band behind one-way-mirrored glass. The project, called Recording In Progress, will take place from January 16 to February 14.

The project will be staged in a box in a recently opened wing of the venue and has been described as “a mutating, multidimensional sound sculpture”.

According to a statement on the Somerset House website, “Recording in Progress is a project conceived by PJ Harvey, in collaboration with Artangel and Somerset House, for the Inland Revenue’s former staff gymnasium and rifle range in the recently opened New Wing at Somerset House.

“Harvey has chosen to record her ninth album inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son. 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.

“Visitors experience exactly what is happening at a particular moment in the studio, as Harvey and musicians, together with her longstanding producers Flood and John Parish, go through the creative process of recording an album of songs.”

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