About

Patrick Belaga (b. 1991) is a classically trained cellist and composer whose work falls under the umbrella of contemporary classical music.  His work heavily utilizes improvisation with influences from American Jazz, Western Classical, Middle Eastern, Southeastern European, and Appalacian Folk.  He has performed at museums/galleries and theaters internationally, including MOCA (Los Angeles), EMPAC (New York), The Getty (Los Angeles), Migros Museum (Zurich), Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm), Spring Workshop (Hong Kong), Parcours (Basel, Switzerlandand), and Donaufestival (Krems, Austria).  In addition to his ongoing performance collaboration with artists boychild and Wu Tsang, he has also recently worked with artists Jacolby Satterwhite and Nick Weiss, Ligia Lewis, Thibault Lac, Jeremy O. Harris, Kai Kight, and recording artists Ry X, Lafawndah, and Miss Mister.  Recent work also includes the original score for the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two.

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Performance Schedule:

2017

  • August 2nd - Los Angeles, Houdini Estate
  • June 17th - Basel, Switzerland with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • April 26th - SFMoMA with Nick Weiss and Jacolby Satterwhite
  • March 17th and 18th - San Fransisco, CA at SFMoMA, performance with Nick Weiss and Jacolby Satterwhite

2016

  • November 19th - Brussels, Belgium at Beursschouwburg with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • November 12th - Geneva, Switzerland at Le Zoo, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • October 11th - LA at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana with Ry X
  • September 24th - Stockholm, Sweden, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • August 22nd - Soho House Los Angeles, CA, solo performance
  • August 14th - Los Angeles, CA at 356 Mission Rd Gallery with Wu Tsang and boychild
  • July 31st - Los Angeles, CA - live scoring a play by Jeremy O'Harris
  • July 10th - Los Angeles, CA at Pehrspace for Your Motion Says: an Arthur Russel Festival, solo performance
  • May 7th - Pasadena, CA for Kevin Salatino in conjunction with the Huntington Gardens, solo performance
  • April 23rd - Athens, Greece for Breeder Gallery with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • April 15th - Troy, New York at EMPAC with Wu Tsang and boychild
  • January 30th - Brooklyn, NYC at National Sawdust, with violinist Kai Kight
  • January 15th - Manhattan, NYC at Joe's Pub, with Joey Arias and Matt Kanelos

2015

  • November 12th - Solo performance for Kit and Ace Store in DTLA
  • October 28th - LAND 2015 Benefit Gala: All Souls Eve, solo performance
  • October 7th - Huntington Art Collectors Council in Pasadena, solo performance
  • September 11th - Basic Flowers LA, performance with Julia Barna
  • August 14th - The Extreme Present at the Weho Public Library with guest speakers David Lynch and Miranda July, solo performance
  • June 11, Los Angeles, Mars Gallery, solo performance
  • June 6th, Los Angeles, Fahrenheit Gallery, with Ligia Lewis and Thibault Lac
  • May 29th, Los Angeles, The Getty, solo performance
  • May 25th, Hong Kong, Spring Workshop, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • May 1st, Vienna, Austria, Donaufestival, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • February 7th, Germany, Dusseldorf,  Kunsthalle for the Julia Stoschek Collection, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • February 5th, Switerland, Zurich, Migros Museum, with boychild and Wu Tsang
  • January 31st, Los Angeles, Brutally Early Club with Hans Ulrich Obrist, solo performance
  • January 21st, Los Angeles, Ryan Trecartin studio show, with boychild and Wu Tsang

2014

  • December 14th, Los Angeles, for Mary Kelly in conjunction with SASSAS
  • September 20th, Los Angeles, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA