”Transposition” is a concept from the field of music. It means taking something, like a melody, and transfer it to a different place – a melody could be transposed from one key to another. In our project, transposition is a metaphor, as both knowledge and musical experiences are transferred between cultures and different parts of the world.
Twelve music institutions in Norway and Vietnam are partners in the Transposition programme for development and cooperation. Since 2007, Transposition has transferred knowledge between the partner institutions through concerts, workshops, recidencies for students and performers, musical education, development of archives and libraries, documentation and instrument maintenance.
An important goal for Transposition is to promote excellence and professionalism in the partner institutions through the aforementioned activities. Other important aims are to build knowledge, both musical, technical and administrative.
The programme is rooted in the European tradition of classical music, and from 2010, ethnomusical perspectives are included.
Transposition is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The administration of Transposition reports to the director and board of MIC Music Information Centre Norway and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi.