KXRW Vancouver Presents

Guitar and Other Machines

A weekly, hour long exploration of diverse innovations in sound, instruments, and music with a focus on experimental and underrepresented artists.

Weekly, Sundays from 5pm to 6pm

Guitar and Other Machines

About The Show

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The Guitar and Other Machines is a place for listeners to learn more about experimentation in sound and music from artists throughout time and from around the world. DJ Steena seeks out folks who are pushing boundaries or breaking them altogether to try out and create new paradigms for music. Tune in every Sunday to hear artists playing traditional instruments in new ways, artists using new instruments in traditional ways, or at the very least something you have never heard aired on the radio before. Some weeks she focuses the show on a specific instrument or approach, while other weeks she maps out ecosystems within which innovation and experimentation thrive.

Meet The Host

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DJ Steena

Host

A cofounder of Freeform Portland and former XRAY volunteer, DJ Steena is a visual artist, former entomologist, fan of Cervantes, and believer in the possibilities of independent radio. She has been working on some form of Guitar and Other Machines since 1999 as a radio DJ in Oregon, Idaho, California, and now Washington. She lives in Vancouver and brings a couple decades of varying DJ experiences in freeform format college radio, community radio, pirate radio, and international internet radio to this newest iteration of the Guitar and Other Machines on KXRW. 

My Start

The Guitar and Other Machines is an ongoing, audio art project where independent, noncommercial music and sounds collide for one-of-a-kind one hour blocks of radio. DJ Steena approaches this work with a goal of increasing listener awareness and interest in music that is often misunderstood, and in artists that are often overlooked. 
DJ Steena is passionate about curating radio shows you won’t hear anywhere else – even on another community radio station.

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Episode Library

Join DJ Steena for a show featuring percussion for the new year. Featuring music from Sarathy Korwar, Kodo, Valentina Magaletti, Section 25, Malayeen, Chris Imler,Julian Sartorius,Sundays & Cybele, The Notwist, Andrea Belfi, andNegra Branca.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for a show featuring some old and new by the late Pauline Anna Strom as well as tracks that resonate with her music and creative approach. Featuring music from her new album Angel Tears in Sunlight.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour of music and artists who are in someway connected to the Total Refreshment Center in London - either directly or peripherally or in someone's imagination.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour of music to help with winter and holiday daydreaming, digestion, relaxation, recuperation and more. Featuring Sohail Rana, Saba Alizadeh, Woo, Mary Lattimore, Cocteau Twins, and more.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour of whimsical electronics and more spanning from the '60's to the present. All songs were either part of childrens' programming, intended for imaginary childrens' programming, or align with the psychedelic and experimental spirit of electronic childrens' songs from the '60's and '70's. Featuring Cosmic Neighborhood, Bruce Haack, Raymond Scott, Forma, INOYAMALAND, Sam Gendel, Arthur Russell, Sven Libaek, and Fabio Fabor.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour of flutes and mallets featuring Nicole Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, The Soundcarriers, Stomu Yamash'ta, Susumu Yokota, Steve Reich, and Third Coast Percussion.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour of mostly cello and more to help you embrace these colder, darker days. Featuring Serena Tideman,Hildur Guðnadóttir, Polmo Polpo, Oliver Coates and more!The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for an hour in tribute to and inspired by Tomaga in memory of Tomaga's Tom Relleen featuring selections from several of their albums as well as tracks from Andrea Belfi, Autotelia,Rupert Clervaux, Beatrice Dillon, and Pierre Bastien.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for this week's focus: Piano and Friends. Join to hear Timoth Duval, Brian Eno, Group Listening,Büşra Kayıkçı, and more.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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Join DJ Steena for this week's focus: flutes. The show starts off with a couple of new tracks from Tenderlonius and Naomi Perera before heading into an extended interview with Seattle flutist, composer, and improviser Leanna Keith who will talk about her first solo release this year: Tarot Album.The Guitar and Other Machinesleverages the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music and sounds created by underrepresented and lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears as an ongoing audio art project always erring on the experimental.DJ Steena with Guitar and Other MachinesonFacebookandInstagram ...
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