XMALIA features songs about extinct animals such as the Tasmanian Tiger, the Pyrenean Ibex the Xerces Butterfly, plus a Dodo-trapeze act. This entertaining tragedy is hosted by a lonely mortician, who summons the animals back to life for her Graveyard Cabaret.

C. Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician and artist. Weaving together songs on ukulele, singing saw and accordion with projections and movement, her work reveals a terrain of lost dreams and phantom memories. Ryder has performed in numerous bands including Fall Harbor, The Ramblin Jug Stompers, The Darklings, Corner Tour and Down River.

ANIMALIA is a performance series, an animation and an illustrated book.

16th December 2013

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XMALIA: Book & Album available!

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imageThe XMALIA, Songs of Extinction Illustrated Book is now available, along with the XMALIA Album. Ryder & Hazel are performing songs & excerpts from the XMALIA project with their band, the Dust Bowl Faeries  For more information about C. Ryder Cooley visit www.crydercooley.com.  

30th October 2012

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XMALIA: Book & Album available!

imageThe XMALIA, Songs of Extinction Illustrated Book is now available, along with the XMALIA Album. Ryder & Hazel are performing songs & excerpts from the XMALIA project with their band, the Dust Bowl Faeries  For more information about C. Ryder Cooley visit www.crydercooley.com.  

4th December 2011

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XMALIA, Proctors Vaudeville Theater, NY.

XMALIA: Songs About Extinction by C. Ryder Cooley, directed by Paula Josa-Jones, with Lady Moon, Corey Aldrich, Nick Kopp, Pete Toigo, Nick Matulis & Company. 

UPCOMING SHOWS: XMALIA Cabaret, Wed. Jan 25 2012, MCLA Presents, MCLA Campus (Venable Gym), N. Adams MA.  7:30 PM, $10

http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/uploads/textWidget/500.00006/documents/campus_map_with_legend_.pdf

INTERVIEW with Valeria Federici/Positive Magazine

Interview with Danielle Furfaro/ All Over Albany

carolynrydercooley.org

 paulajosajones.org 

3rd November 2011

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XMALIA Trailer, Proctors Mainstage Theater, Schenectady NY July 2011. Video document by Michele Kong, S. Topiary, Liz Rubin & Vanessa Haroutunian. Co-presented by 2440 Design Studio | www.2440designstudio.com

5th June 2011

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XMALIA Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 29. XMALIA GALLERY Open House 6-9, performance 7:30- 8:15 with special guest Sarah Falkner. 18 Holden St. N. Adams, MA, free/donation as part of MCLA DownStreet Art http://www.downstreetart.org/

Oct. 6, BASILICA HUDSON, Hudson NY. XMALIA Songs & video…with other exciting bands. 8pm, $5-10 sliding scale, More info coming soon! http://basilicahudson.com/

Jan. 25, MCLA Presents, N. Adams, MA. stay tuned!

Albany Times Union review: http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Xmalia-A-beautiful-and-indescribable-1469435.php#ixzz1SXpeLg2z

Visit the XMALIA Gallery through Oct. 16: Friday 12-6 | Saturday 10 - 6 | Sunday 10 - 2, 18 Holden St. North Adams, MA.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

July 15, XMALIA VAUDEVILLE at Proctors Historic Theater! Schenectady, NY.http://www.proctors.org/events/art-night-jul/

For info/booking contact rydercooley@gmail.com, www.carolynrydercooley.org

link to videos: http://www.vimeo.com/29245248

Tagged: C. Ryder Cooley2440 Design StudioProctors Theater Schenectady NYMCLADownStreet ArtXMALIA

Source: proctors.org

13th February 2011

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XMALIA, Songs about Extinction by C. Ryder Cooley

XMALIA shows:

MAY 26 @ CLUB HELSINKI with LADY MOON, Pete Toigo, Rob Caldwell, Yukari Roja & others, 8pm, $8, Hudson NY

http://clubhelsinki.musictoday.com/ClubHelsinki/calendar.aspx

June 2, 51 3rd St. Troy NY, 8pm

13th February 2011

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