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PJ Harvey

Always keen to break boundaries, PJ Harvey recently decided to allow fans to watch her make her new album.

Based in London’s Somerset House, the singer will record material while fans watch in 45 minute intervals.

Tickets were snapped up within minutes of going on sale, with the project due to run from January 16th to February 14th.

A collaboration with Artangel, the organisation’s Michael Morris recently spoke to the Guardian about the project.

"Polly's approach to songwriting and making films is very much like that of a visual artist and we got talking about how the process of making a record could be displayed rather like an exhibition and what that might feel like,” he said.

"It will be warts and all," Morris insisted. "There will be some visitors who experience longueurs, the tuning-up of a bass guitar, the integration of a horn section. There will others there when she happens to run through a couple of songs from start to finish. It is very much a lottery."

"We have deliberately avoided using the word performance because we don’t want to build up the wrong expectations. The truth is none of us really know what it will be like. Polly doesn’t know. We don’t know. We think we have an idea but I suspect we’ll be surprised when it unfolds. It is uncategorisable."

PJ Harvey's Somerset House project runs between January 16th and February 14th.

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