Friday, 19 September 2008

PJ Harvey

I'm watching a gig PJ Harvey played in 2004 at LSO St Luke's, a converted Hawksmoor church that serves as a rehearsal venue for the London Symphony Orchestra (courtesy iPlayer).

PJ Harvey has played a growing roster of remarkable venues - Tate Modern, Somerset House, the Hay-on-Wye Festival. This gig is in that tradition. The audience seem slightly out of their comfort zone. Not unappreciative but perhaps subdued. I wonder to what extent that's to do with the venue or the fact that there are BBC cameras all over the place. Both, no doubt.

I feel inspired so I'm going to dig this out.

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