ESA Social Theory Conference, Innsbruck, September 11-13, 2008
L Innsbruck Tourist Information Office: Burggraben 3, phone +43 (0)512 5456330
200 m from Golden roof (where you come from the
hotels) L Taxi in Innsbruck:
L Department of Sociology: phone 0512-507 7301
Some options for Sunday, September 14th:
3) Café at 11:00 am?
Rent a bike: Sport Neuner, Maxilianstraße 23,
+43(0)512-561501; Inntour Sport & Touristic Services, Leopoldstr. 4, +43(0)699-10128730
360° CAFÉ opposite of the Lichtblick restaurant. The Lichtblick restaurant on the top floor of the stylish Rathausgalerien (on the way between “Goldene Krone” and Golden Roof (on the left) would simply for its view automatically qualify to be listed as one of Innsbruck’s most spectacular culinary temples. As the town lies at your feet you will agree that chef Andreas Zeindlinger matches the location with a creative cuisine full of surprising highlights. The menu features unusual soups and salads, fish, delicate ‘Topfenknödel’ (curd cheese dumplings) and other dishes listed under poetic names. The adjacent “360° café” and wine bar under the same management is a great place to sample fine wines and
enjoy panoramic views of surrounding mountain scenery.
4) Meet at the Hofgarten restaurant (or at Löwenhaus, at the river Inn, for dinner; 200 m north from Hofgarten/river Inn)
5) New sounds from the Middle East, 6 until 21 Sep.
Klangspuren festival of contemporary music was initiated in 1994 in Schwaz, a former silver mining boomtown, located about 30 km to the east of Innsbruck. Due to the lack of venues it has been part of the festival’s concept to extend its sphere of influence and explore unusual new event locations. Thus in 2008 Innsbruck will be hosting a considerable part of the Klangspuren concerts.The programme’s focus will be on contemporary Tyrolean and Austrian composers, as well as on presenting the musical achievement of a region. With compositions from Israel and Palestine the 2008 Klangspuren festival features the Middle East. On 13 September, works by Hossam Mahmoud, Samir Odeh-Tamimi and Chaya Czernowin will be performed
at the ORF Kulturhaus Tirol (200m from Sowi conference venue, north, at the river Inn). Matinee talks and films related to the topic will round off the event. A special highlight includes portraits of English composer Rebecca Saunders and Tyrol-born Bernhard Gander, both of them presenting world premieres of their new works: on 12 Sep. at SOWI Innsbruck and on 20 Sep. at Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum. US- American composer Steve Reich, one of the central figures of minimal music, has been appointed composer in residence.Numerous ensembles and solo artists specializing in new music have been invited to adequately perform the many works. The Klangforum Wien (12 Sep.), the Ensemble Contrechamps (20 Sep.), Teodoro Anzellotti (20 Sep.) and the Stuttgarter Vokalsolisten (21 Sep.) will play at the Innsbruck events. The latter ensemble will perform in the framework of a pilgrim hike, leading via the villages of Steinach (near the Brenner Pass), Patsch and Igls down to Innsbruck’s cathedral, Dom zu St. Jakob. Having become very much part of Klangspuren, this hike along the Way of St. James indicates too the many side events, including