Didier Platteau, the festival’s key organiser, explains: “The festival has three principal ingredients: music, philosophy and the unexpected.”The events take place in prestigious venues such as the city’s cathedral and the Museumof Fine Arts.
The music ranges from baroque, to jazz and Arabic. “The programming can be complex as philosophers and musicians aren’t used to working together,” says Platteau, “but philosophers like to get away from the norm, so I never have a problem convincing them.”