Magnus Hecht is a culture manager and the leader of the music club and cultural centre ‘Scheune’ in Dresden. Scheune has survived the political change of the German reunification. The club itself was established in 1952. Since the early 1980’s the centre’s alternative program combines youth culture and spoken word performances. The quarter around the house is a very creative and young part of the town. It has its own sense of being a republic and celebrates a “republic birthday party” each year which is strongly connected to the house. Scheune has a capacity of 450 people in the hall and there is a smaller venue on the ground floor. There are more than 340 events with more than 70,000 visitors taking place there during a year, and most of the evenings are dedicated to music. You can find further information about the program at www.scheune.org.