Robert Sholl is a Professor of Music at the University of West London and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, also in the UK capital. His research interests range from the music of the 20th and 21st centuries to critical theory and philosophy by way of performance, improvisation, somatic techniques (especially the Feldenkrais Method), music and psychoanalysis, music and spirituality, listening and film music. Among his publications are Messian Studies and Contemporary Music and Spirituality, as well as the forthcoming title James MacMillan Studies. He is also working on new books on Messian and Arvo Pärt. An organist who studied with Olivier Latry, in 2020-2021 he will play Louis Vierne’s six symphonies for organ in Arundel Cathedral, together with organ works by Charles Tournemire. Sholl has created improvised music for silent films including The Fall of the House of Usher and The Phantom of the Opera.