Founder and operator of Volume11 is Nils Burchartz – who, being a drummer himself, was all too often looking for a space to practice. After having to make do with unheated and burglar-prone industrial barracks for way too long, he decided to take matters into his own hands and create a real alternative.
In 2011, he took over the first premises in the former “Kraftpostbetriebswerk Dresden” and, with the help of friends and co-workers, converted them into rehearsal rooms that are worth their names. In addition to equipment that allows for musical creativity, the main goal was to create a place where one actually feels welcome as a musician and is not just tolerated as a temporary user.
Today, with a total size of more than 700m², V11 is home to musicians from Dresden and all over the world. Contemporary tools such as the online booking calendar and an electronic access system ensure smooth use by a variety of players. The self-developed concept of hourly bookable rooms reduces the need for space and thus makes a significant contribution to solving the rehearsal space shortage in the city.