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.




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.


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