“As a Director there is a lot to deal with, and I personally like to go to people who can bring something personal to a project. Working with Atzi was fantastic. His acute knowledge of musical composition, coupled with bold experimentation produced a mesmerising soundtrack for my film. As a Director, I felt completely confident in Atzi’s ability & his choices. I can without doubt say that Atzi’s contribution to film ‘The Making of Longbird’ was unsurpassable, and would strongly recommend his services.”
– Will Anderson, Director, ‘The making of Longbird’ Winner Best Short Animation, BAFTA 2013.
“We’ve worked with Atzi twice now and both times we have relied on him heavily to create a very strong and powerful atmosphere with his music, asking him on both occasions to play completely raw and unaccompanied. The first show he played live for us was a runway show in tribute to the recently passed Alexander McQueen. The show was sombre, emotional and poignant and Atzi’s original composition gave such a spine tingling relevance to the show, transforming it into something beyond an ordinary fashion show and into something memorable. Most recently we collaborated with Atzi asking him to play to a show for Pringle of Scotland showcasing a collection with Grace Kelly as muse. His selection of music and classy, heartfelt performance added immeasurably to the elegance of the event. We’re looking forward to many future collaborations with Atzi.”
– Anna Freemantle, Director, Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
“I first saw Atzi play over 10 years ago, when he made the whole sea come into the room by conjuring it with nothing more than his cello and a loop pedal. I’ve seen him make this magic with his cello, guitar, voice, band, and always there is the powerful combination of freedom and imagination, creativity and originality. Atzi is an artist and a visionary, and I’m proud to call him my friend and to have the opportunity to collaborate with him.“
– Jennifer Williams, Poet
“I hope others get to see such a thing of beauty again”
– Huffington Post review on “WHOLLY:Land” (2015)