BETTY at Museums
BETTY created the soundscape for Filthy Lucre. First commissioned by MASS MoCA. Moved in June to the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery. On view through January 2017.
“Filthy Lucre,” an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston, reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room. In “Filthy Lucre,” a near life-size recreation of Whistler’s aesthetic masterpiece, Waterston transforms almost every detail with images of decay, excess and natural phenomena. A soundscape by the band BETTY haunts the space.
In addition to creating the Soundscape for Filthy Lucre, BETTY also performed it live in the space at both MASS MoCA and Smithsonian.
Listen to Filthy Lucre
See full performance here: BETTY live soundscape Smithsonian Sackler Gallery
“As thoughtful as [they are] fun… their harmonies are gorgeous.” - Bruce Weber, New York Times
“Lively, candid, funny and electric.” - Donald Lyons, New York Post
“Joyous, humorous and entirely engaging” - Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News
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