Stuart D. Bogie
Stuart Bogie is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Bogie has become a staple in the Brooklyn music scene, as part of Antibalas, as well as TV on the Radio, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many other acts.
Bogie studied music at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan, focusing on clarinet and bass clarinet. While at school, he co-founded the group Transmission with Zachary Mastoon (aka Caural) in 1991. Later, Bogie would re-form Transmission with Colin Stetson, Eric Perney and Andrew Kitchen while at The U of M. After graduating in 1997, Bogie moved to San Francisco to pursue musical endeavours.
In 2000, Bogie moved to New York City where he met Jordan McLean and Michael Herbst of Antibalas, who recruited him to join Fire of Space. Soon after, Bogie joined Antibalas, in which he has functioned as conductor, tenor saxophonist, and composer, touring to over 15 countries and performing in major festivals around the world since. Bogie's song "Indictment" was released on Antibalas' Who Is This America, which garnered an 8.1 from Pitchfork Media. The favorable review notes the song "opens with a Superfly-echoing riff as spastic tenor sax man Stuart Bogie recites a litany of offenses committed by everyone from Donald Rumsfeld to "the game of baseball," in what sounds like some funky People's Court.". The Village Voice called "Indictment,""...a fantastic Bush-era protest song, lithe and lethal." 
Another Bogie composition for Antibalas, "Beaten Metal", was named as one of the top 100 songs of 2007 by Pitchfork Media, ahead of modern day staples by MGMT and Broken Social Scene. Pitchfork writer Grayson Currin applauded the song, noting "quick splashes of colorful sound and some slowly building drama, "Beaten Metal" sounds brazen, rhythmic, and powerful—like Edgard Varese coming of age after hip-hop." 
Bogie also composed "I.C.E." and the vocal parts (lyrics and melody) for "Sanctuary", which was released on the Antibalas album Security, produced by John McEntire. Bogie conducted Antibalas from 2004 to 2008, when he stepped down to focus on his solo project, Superhuman Happiness. However, he is still active with Antibalas as a writer, producer, and performer and is currently playing with the group as the featured Saxophone soloist in the Broadway musical Fela! about Fela Kuti directed by Bill T. Jones, which the New York Times called "music that gets into your bloodstream, setting off vibrations you’ll live with for days to come."
Work with Dave Sitek
Bogie has a long history of working with producer Dave Sitek. In 2006, Bogie contributed bass harmonica, tenor sax, contra-bass clarinet to the critically acclaimed TV on the Radio album Return to Cookie Mountain, which Pitchfork Media named the #2 best album of 2006.
In 2008, Bogie was recruited to contribute tenor and baritone saxophone and arrange the horn parts to TV on the Radio's Dear Science. Following the release of the acclaimed record, Bogie toured extensively with TVOTR across Europe and North America making television appearances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report.
Aside from contributing horns to the last two TVOTR records, Bogie also played saxophone on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!, produced by Dave Sitek, where his work can be heard on "Zero", "Dragon Queen", and "Hysteric". He has also worked with Sitek on tracks by Zack de la Rocha, Holly Miranda's The Magician's Private Library, Massive Attack, Wale, Foals, Get Hustle, Pink Noise Telepathe and Scarlett Johansson's album of Tom Waits covers, Anywhere I Lay My Head.
Bogie is also working with Sitek on composing arrangements for his latest project, a radio show featuring friend Dave Cousin and Zoe Verkuylen-Blilie.
While still a member of Antibalas, Bogie stepped down as conductor in order to work more on his own musical project, Superhuman Happiness. The current lineup includes, Luke O'Malley (guitar), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Jared Samuel (keyboard), Eric Biondo (trumpet), Nikhil Yerawadekar (bass), Miles Arntzen (drums) and Bogie on Saxophone. The group's first release was an EP dubbed Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight , which features contributions from all of the current members of the band, as well as Brian Chase on Drums, Jeremiah Lockwood on Guitar, Eli Asher on Trumpet, Gabe Roth on Tambourine, Chris Vatolaro on Drums, Zak Mastoon on Drums and Percussion. The record, which was mixed by Hernan Santiago, features art and design by Tatiana McCabe.
Aside from contributing to countless acts, Bogie has also produced records by Volney Litmus and Jeremiah Lockwood. In addition, he has also produced tracks for the films Lo and Behold and Invisible Girlfriend.
He has been the recipient of a Meet the Composer grant, and has written, produced and performed music for film, dance, television, and toys, for which he played alongside Elmo. Bogie also played on Angélique Kidjo's album Djin Djin, which received a Grammy for best contemporary world music album.
He has shared stage and/or studio with the Wu-Tang Clan, Medeski Martin & Wood, Public Enemy, Celebration, The Roots, Paul Simon, Harlem Shakes, Burning Spear, Zack de la Rocha, Massive Attack, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ronson, Saul Williams, Passion Pit, Tony Allen, Sinéad O'Connor, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The El Michaels Affair, Baaba Maal, Bat for Lashes, DJ Logic, Brian Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rana, Dub is a Weapon, Congo Ashanti Roy, Kologbo, Tunde WIlliams, Ticklah, Paul Cox, Renata, Colin Stetson, Foals, Matt Bauder, Matthew Lux, Toby Summerfield, minusbaby, Crush, Kill, Destroy, Fire of Space, The Eternal Buzz Brass Band, Geoff Mann, Recloose, Evan Hause, Reverend Vince Anderson, Chin Chin, The Sharp Things, The Fu Arkist-Ra, Dick Griffin (of Sun Ra's Arkestra), Vincent Chancey, Steve Swell, Joe McGinty, Tom Abs, Shoko Nagai, Jeremy Wilms, Larry MacDonald, Butch Morris, Bill Brovold and Larval, Caural, Victor Rice, Dragons of Zynth, Loser's Lounge, State Radio, Gomez, Brightblack Morning Light, Holly Miranda, Noba, Miles Anthony Benjamin Robinson, Centralia, Wild Yaks, Oren BlowedowMichael Leonhart and The Get Hustle.
He has also arranged strings for Spencer Day, James Harries and Ben Jonas.
Bogie is currently a member of Iron & Wine and is touring behind that group's new record, Kiss Each Other Clean
Currently, Bogie leads the group Superhuman Happiness, who recently released the Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight. The album features members of Antibalas, the Sway Machinery, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
He now lives in Brooklyn and enjoys camping, studying music and improvised theater.
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