The music of Bill Pfaff is characterized by a strong sense of line, clear harmonic motion, and gestures that have been described as “profound and extravagant.” Recent commissions include works for Ricochet Duo, North/South Consonance, Consortium Ardesia, Lafayette College Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the MasterSingers Chorus. Other projects include a set of three compositions for solo electric bass and looping devices that were premiered at the International Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, CA by Dr. Drew Waters.
Other recent residencies include: University of Massachusetts-Lowell, California State University Monterey Bay, the New Music Visions series at High Point University (High Point, NC), and an Alan and Wendy Pesky Residency at Lafayette College. The Lafayette College Concert Band premiered his commissioned work, under the direction of fellow PARMA Artist Kirk O’Riordan. He has also been an Artist-in-Residence at the Ucross Foundation, Escape to Create, the Petrified Forest National Park and the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site.