Since the beginning of the original idea, when people first wanted it, this has been the name: Rockhouse … Today, after countless struggles, battles, changes etc. it is more firmly rooted than ever in Salzburg's cultural landscape. As the operators and initiators, as musicians and as people we experience it as much more than just a name. The term stands for something different. Always new, always changing.
An institution such as the Rockhouse has no obligations to fulfil, but it has to satisfy a need, namely to bring culture to life. To make culture accessible, to initiate a valuable process of increasing awareness. Not to take culture as an empty concept, but to reflect changes - social, ecological, political phenomena - and always to include them in the work.