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Dante's Heartbeats

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Sound Design & Use of Music / Adapted Music / 2021

Award: Shortlist

Shortlist / Music Videos / Narrative

The Swedish Heartchild Foundation wanted to raise awareness and drive donations for the 1.3 million babies born each year with congenital heart disease. Abby Priest sampled the heartbeat of one-year-old Dante, who was born with three heart defects, to create a new version of The Knife’s Heartbeats. The song formed the centerpiece of an integrated campaign on WHO’s International World Heart Day 2020.

What did the judges have to say?

"Beautifully made, artistically made, powerful."

Tom Joyce, Creative Director, Sound Canvas

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