Band‘s line up & instrumentation:
Ieva Marija Baranauskaite: composer, lyricist, vocalist and keyboardist.
Justinas Žilys: guitarist.
Rokas Beliukevicius: drummer and percussionist
Stasys Šalaševičius: saxophone
The music of In albedo is very distinct, it consists of many rhythmic structures, solos, improvisations and compositional elements. It is a mix of Jazz, Trip Hop, Reggae, Drum‘n‘Bass, Psychedelic, Dub, World, Free Jazz, Fusion and Progressive rock. Because the band consists of only a few musicians the instruments are used in unorthodox ways – one instrument may play more than one role. In albedo collaborates with various musicians such as German double bass player Tim Isfort, Achim Tang, saxophonist Andre Meisner, guitarist Thorsten Töpp, trumpet player Markus Türk. The list includes famous musicians from Belarus: saxophonist Pavel Aralekian, bassist Ludmila Krukovskaya, accordionist Yegor Zabelov, drummer Andrei Mavrin and Dmitrij Rybakov. The band permorfed at “VOLT 2011” festival in Hungary, Lithuanian festivals “Granatos Live”, “Vilnius Jazz 2013”, “Šiauliai Jazz”, cnntemporary classical music festival “Druskomanija”, German festivals “Platzhirsch Festival 2015”, “Platzhirsch Festival 2016”, “Muziek Biennale 2016” and many others local and international venues. In albedo took part in various jazz collaborations in Belarus and Germany. The band gave masterclasses abroad and played improvisational music in a project with musicians from Germany, Holland and Myanmar. Music for the group’s members is a certain alchemy and search for balance in an attempt to combine something that is not combinable, and separate something that is not separable. It is not accidentally that the musicians chose to call the group albedo, which denotes the phase of alchemic transformation and purification. While In albedo means towards the whiteness and light.