After studying philosophy, linguistics and music, Eric de Visscher has been artistic director of the Ars Musica Festival in Brussels. In 1997, he became Artistic Director of IRCAM, the musical institute of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2006 to 2016, he was Director of the Musée de la musique (Philharmonie de Paris). He’s now “Andrew W.Mellon Visiting Professor” at the V&A Research Institute (VARI) (Victoria & Albert Museum, London).
He has published in several magazines and exhibition catalogues, notably on the relations between visual arts and music.