As polarising stances and simplistic rhetoric continue to proliferate at alarming rates, we are faced with the difficulties of resisting them and the rifts they create. How can we cultivate persistence without tumbling into rigidity or dogma? With Persistence, CTM 2019 focuses on artists that examine the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance. Gazelle Twin dispenses with her corrosive critique of England today, while 700 Bliss present their pairing of lo-fi productions with doom-poetry. Lotic explores power in the premier of an A/V piece, "Endless Power". A Tribe Called Red testify to the during importance of indigenous culture. Meanwhile, Erwan Keravec, Lucy Railton, Stefan Fraunberger, and Khyam Allami present their respective methods and approaches to merging sonic cultures. Thomas Ankersmit presents a tribute to the pioneering research of Maryanne Amacher. SET x CTM continue their fruitful partnership with the Berlin premieres of pieces by Rabih Beaini & Pouja Pour-Amin Ensemble, and 9T Antiope & Rainer Kohlberger.