• Pj Harvey, Recording In Progress, Somerset House
  • Pj Harvey, Recording In Progress, Somerset House (image credit: Seamus Murphy)

...A Unique Artistic Experience

PJ Harvey, Somerset House


Project summary


Somerset House recently hosted PJ Harvey’s “Recording in Progress.” The event offered the public a unique view into a bespoke, temporary recording studio housed in the former Inland Revenue gymnasium in the basement of Somerset House.

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

Charcoalblue advised on the sound separation performance and detailing to ensure that the four week event wasn’t disturbing the white table cloth restaurant immediately upstairs.