After 50 years of obsession with instrumental music and musical instruments, Stefan Puchalski has developed a wide-ranging, highly idiosyncratic knowledge of theoretical and practical music-making. He dove into the ongoing traditional music revival in the western U.S., exploring dance music of various and randomly-chosen cultures, including the music of his heritage, Polish instrumental folk music. In 1986, he released a limited recording of the Sowa family, a family of musicians from Rzeszow. He also builds the bowed, plucked, struck, and wheel-driven stringed instruments typical of the styles and locales in which he’s worked. Stefan lives in Egg, Switzerland.