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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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.This week it's a celebration of Alabaster Deplume and International Anthem.Alabaster DePlume / Don’t Forget You’re Precious / GOLD / International Anthem / 2022Rozi Plain / Silent Fan / Silent Fan / Memphis Industries / 2021Merryn Jeann, Lomby, Rozi Plain / Am I Plastic? (Rozi Plain Remix) / Merryn Jean / 2020Krushlove / Under Sand / International Anthem Flips / International Anthem / 2017Alabaster DePlume / Visit Croatia / To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals, Vol. 1 / International Anthem / 2021Damon Locks, Black Monument Ensemble / The Colors That You Bring / Where Future Unfolds / International Anthem / 2019Hear in Now (Mazz Swift, Tomaka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi)/ Requiem for Charlie Hayden / Not Living in Fear / ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.This week it's a handsfree, light touch show featuring a lot of Anna Meredith and friends:Anna Meredith & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Handsfree / Handsfree Live EP / 2021Anna Meredith / Drifting Circles / Heliopause / Erased Tapes / 2019Anna Meredith / Honeyed Words / Honeyed Words / Moshi Moshi / 2015Anna Meredith / Black Friars / Varmints / Moshi Moshi / 2015Steve Reich, Colin Currie / Clapping Music / Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vitton / Colin Currie / 2019Caroline Shaw, Attacca Quartet / Plan & Elevation: IV. The Orangery / Caroline Shaw: Orange / New Amsterdam Records / 2019Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld / Won’t be a Thing to Overcome ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.Belbury Poly / The Green Grass Grows / The Belbury Tales / Ghost Box / 2012Belbury Poly / The Willows / The Willows / Ghost Box / 2004Belbury Poly & Space Dog / Quiet Industry / Study Series 10: “Message and Method” / Ghost Box / 2013The Focus Group / Underwater Pries / Sketches and Spells / Ghost Box 2004Vanishing Twin / Cyronic Suspension May Save Your Life / Fire Records / 2019Belbury Poly / Chapel Perilous / The Belbury Tales / Ghost Box / 2012Belbury Poly / Magpie Lane / The Gone Away / Ghost Box / 2020Belbury Poly / A Great Day Out / From an Ancient Star / Jim Jupp / 2008Belbury Poly / The ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.Nadia Sirota, Nico Muhly / Keep in Touch / Keep in Touch / Bedroom Community/2016Nadia Sirota, Nico Muhly, Bruce Brubaker / Drones & Viola: Part III Material with No Tricks / Drones / Bedroom Community / 2012Judd Grenstein, Nadia Sirota / In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves / Baro que / Bedroom Community / 2013Donnacha Dennehy, Nadia Sirota, Liam Byrne / Part I / Tessellatum / Bedroom Community / 2017Nico Muhly / Drones in Large Cycles / Drones / Bedroom Community / 2012Judd Greenstein, Nadia Sirota / Escape / first things first / New Amsterdam / 2010 ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears ...
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DJ Steenabrings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears ...
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DJ Steena brings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.Ulla Straus / Sister / Big Room / Quiet Time Tapes / 2019Morita Vargas / Deysa / 8 / Self Release / 2020SAM GENDEL & SHIN SASAKUBO / NADJA / SAM GENDEL & SHIN SASAKUBO / CARNETIceblink / Molecules / Amethyst:New Sounds from Moon Glyph Records /Salamanda / Puddle Underwater / Sphere / Métron Records / 2021Drums off Chaos / Yedi / Center / nonplace / 2018Visible Cloaks / Moon / Reassemblage / RVNG Intl. / 2017Molero / Tierra Baja Tropicales / Ficciones Del Trópico / Holuzam / 2020Throbbing Gristle / Walkabout / 20 Jazz Funk Greats / Mute / 1979LI YILEI / YAN (言) / 之(Of) / Métron Records / 2021Roméo Poirier / Le bématiste / ...
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DJ Steena brings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.Instagram.Park Jiha / A Day In.../ The Gleam / 2022 / GlitterbeatCatherine Graindorge / Eldorado / Eldorado / 2021 / Glitterbeatdal:um / Trace / similar and different / 2021 / GlitterbeatKuunatic / Full Moon Spree / Gate ofKlüna / 2021 / GlitterbeatEl Khat / Djaja / Djaja / 2022 / GlitterbeatYĪN YĪN /Shēnzhou V./ The Age of Aquarius / 2022 / GlitterbeatAltinGün / Badi Sabah Olmadan / Badi Sabah Olmadan / 2022 / GlitterbeatMonsieur Doumani / Alavrostishiotis / Pissourin / 2021 / GlitterbeatBLK JKS / Yela Oh! / Bantu / Before Humans / 2021 / GlitterbeatIfriqiyya Electrique / Laylet El Boorree / 2019 / GlitterbeatAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra / Salilento / Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra / 2016 / Glitterbeat ...
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DJ Steena brings you a weekly one hour showThe Guitar and Other Machinesto leverage the freeform format of noncommercial radio to get the music created by underrepresented & lesser known artists into unsuspecting ears.Instagram.Benjamin Mork / Arve Henriksen /Bjørndragarhaugen / The Valleys / CAMO / 2020Eivind Arset / Pearl Hunter / Phantasmagoria or a Different Kind of Journey / Jazzland / 2021Eivind Arset, Jan Bang / Homage to Greene / Dream Logic / ECM / 2012Gevende, Eivind Arset / Beboyi Yerki / Sen Balık Değilsin Ki / Baykuş Music / 2011Oliver Coates / Looking Toward Hope / John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky + Three High Places / RVNG / 2019Harold Budd, Eugene Bowen / Wonder’s Edge / Cold Blue / Cold Blue Music / 2002Eivind Arset, Jan Bang / The Witness / Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes / Jazzland / 2020Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang & Jez ...
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