Clio Music Grand Winners: DaHouse Audio's 'Refugee Tree' for Climate Reality Brasil

A soundtrack that captured the horrors of deforestation

Clio Music Grand Clio: Use of Music in Innovation
Clio Music Grand Clio: Use of Music in Trailers/Teasers
Entrant: DaHouse Audio
Brand: Climate Reality Brasil
Campaign: "The Refugee Tree"

"The Refugee Tree" was a remarkable campaign by the agency Africa drawing attention to the ravaging of the Amazon rainforest. To create a soundtrack for the film, DaHouse Audio used unusual and brilliant instrumentation—a handsaw played with a bow, and normally wooden instruments made from other materials—to embody the mission of saving wood from being pillaged.

Above, hear more about the double Grand Clio winner from DaHouse Audio's Lucas Mayer. And below, check out the case study.

See more Creative Brief videos with the 2020-2021 Clio Music Grand winners as we roll them out over the coming week. And to see all the winners, including gold, silver and bronze, visit the winners' gallery.

Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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