20th Anniversary Edition
CTM 2019 – PERSISTENCE
25.1. – 3.2.2019 Berlin
Founded in 1999, CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art is one of the world’s leading international festivals dedicated to leftfield pop, contemporary electronic and experimental music.
Presented under a yearly theme, each edition tests the current possibilities and limits of music, and supports a wide range of artists working in the context of music and sound cultures. The festival’s 10-day programme opens up room for unusual experiences. Cutting across genres, scenes, and disciplines, it couples first-hand experience with critical reflection, exchange, and learning.
CTM covers a wide range of sonic and music practices, and of interdisciplinary projects that combine music, performance and visual arts with digital culture, critical theory and new technologies.
Reaching out beyond the established hotspots of current music in the West is one of the guidelines of CTM’s programming. Subcultures, academic vs DIY milieus, a balance of gender identities, cultural and geographic backgrounds and ages are all reflected in the festival’s scope.