PJ Harvey is one of the world’s most respected and awarded recording artists. From the outset of her career she has commanded global attention as an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and poet.
Harvey has released nine critically-acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have received the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize twice. In 2013 she was awarded an MBE for services to music.
Harvey began collaborating with esteemed photojournalist Seamus Murphy in 2011 on her 8th studio album Let England Shake, for which Murphy directed 12 short films. Murphy and Harvey collaborated again, this time travelling to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C., where Harvey collected words and Murphy collected images. The resulting work became Harvey’s 9th studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project; her first collection of poetry accompanied by Murphy’s photographs entitled The Hollow of the Hand; and now Murphy’s feature documentary, A Dog Called Money, which will receive its global premiere at the 2019 edition of the Berlin Film Festival.
Harvey has contributed music to numerous film, TV, and radio projects including: ‘Peaky Blinders Series 2’ starring Cillian Murphy; BBC Radio 4 productions of ‘Eurydice and Orpheus’ by Simon Armitage, and ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ by Linda Marshall Griffiths; ‘Basquiat’ by Julian Schnabel; ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ by Tim Robbins; and most recently Shane Meadows’ 4-part drama for Channel 4, ‘The Virtues’.
She has also scored theatrical productions for Director Ian Rickson, including: The Goat; The Nest; and Electra; Ivo van Hove’s production of All About Eve, starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James.