Patrick Belaga (b. 1991) is a Los Angeles based cellist and composer whose work falls under the umbrella of contemporary classical music. His work heavily utilizes improvisation with influences from Jazz, Western classical, Middle Eastern classical, and Folk. He has performed comissioned and original work 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), SFMoMa (San Francisco), and Donaufestival (Krems, Austria). In addition to his ongoing performance collaboration, ‘Moved by the Motion’, with artists boychild and Wu Tsang, he has also recently worked with artists Josh Johnson, Jacolby Satterwhite and Nick Weiss, Ligia Lewis, Thibault Lac, Jeremy O. Harris, Kai Kight; and recording artists Asma Maroof, Ry X, Lafawndah, Miss Mister, and Ioanna Gika. Recent compositional work also includes the original score for the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two.