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Martin Mathis Stumpf (USA)

Martin Mathis Stumpf

(USA) Died 2005 - Martin, we miss you!
Generation 2002
Expertise Community radio and development, particularly Africa; radio engineering; sound engineering and recording; audio post production; guitar and ambient sound performances.
Education 1985 Bachelor of Arts in International Political Science with a concentration in Macro Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2004 Master of Science in Digital Media from ISNM at the University of Lübeck. Masters thesis titled \“eMerging Media: African Radio Takes Online on the Air\” addressing African community radio and its use of the Internet in development and conflict resolution. Taught Audio Production classes. Produced a 4-minute film \“System\”.
Bio 2005: Consultant for the ISNM for preparation of a World Bank working paper on the World Bank’s community radio activities, including collection of documentary film footage on community radio practices and projects in Africa.
Summer 2004: Associate producer, production sound mixer and photographer as part of 6-member crew making the feature length documentary film \“Liemba\” on an African commerce boat traversing the length of Lake Tanganyika.
2002: Studio Manager in the DR Congo, establishment of a network of 8 radio studios for the UN peacekeeping mission MONUC responsible for installing and optimizing studios, managing inventory and equipment, training engineers and journalists.
1999 – 2001: Radio engineer for the United Nations in New York City providing radio feed worldwide, recording and mixing radio programs and interviews in seven languages, particularly to French-speaking West Africa. 1992: International agent and tour manager for African musicians at La Generale, Paris.
1985 – 1990: Investment banking at Kidder Peabody, Paris, and Credit Suisse First Boston, London.
Various musical endeavors, including three years of bi-monthly performances providing silent film sound tracks as band leader and musician of Vaimarama for the Ocularis Film Series and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, New York.
Focus Sound, development, traditional music, indigenous culture – community, connections and creativity. Martin’s significance lies in part in the special temporal relationship of his actions, which reach back to his Omani-Zanzibari ancestry and extend to his cultural explorations and engagements, including in the Congo and Tanzania, as well as Japan and Kashmir, and also reflected his appreciation of American Indian traditions and concerns. His humanitarian ways of thinking and acting are reflected in the projects he initiated and undertook. His impact will endure and remain seminal, as promoted through the Foundation in his name, fostered by his alma mater, the ISNM, and supported by the United Nations, along with his family and the many friends and colleagues who remember and honor him.