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's show started as a nod or inspiration from the nonclassical label and branched out from there.Mica Levi, Oliver Coates / Dolphins Climb Onto the Shore for the First Time / Remain Calm / Slip / 2016Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Sansara / Warm Blooded Vertebrates / I Hope This Finds You Well in These Strange Times, Vol. 4 / Nonclassical / 2021Raven Chacon / Black Streaked Humming / Black Streaked Humming / Self Release / 2007Mar Seck / Sibouten / Vagabonde (From Super Cap-Vert to Number One, Unreleased Recordings 1969-1980) / Teranga BeatLaraaji, Merz, and Shahzad Ismaily / That’s Your Blue Home / Dreams of Sleep and Wakes of Sound / 2019Yoshio Ojima / Glass Chattering / Une ...
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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.Deux Filles / Drinking at a Stream / Silence and Wisdom / 1982Giovanni Venosta / Woman In Late / Olympic Signals (Improbable Music for People Who Aren’t Very Disposed) / Cinedelic / 1985The Flying Lizards (Vivien Goldman) / The Window / Virgin / 1979Brannten Schnüre / Der Seegeist / Sommer Im Pfirsichain / Aguirre / 2015Solid Space / A Darkness in My Soul / Space Museum / Dark Entries / 2017Aksak Maboul / (Mit I) Saure Gurke (Aus I Urwald Gelockt) / Onze danses pour combattre la migraine / Crammed Discs / 2003Kallista Kult / When I Splice You / Kallista Kult / A Colurful Storm / 2019Loopsel / För din skull / The Spiral / Mamas Mysterika ...
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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.Lonnie Holley / Here I Stand Knocking at Your Door / Just Before Music / 2012Ethiopian Records / Feluha / Qen Sew / 2014Ami Dang / Souterrain / Parted Plains / Leaving Records / 2019Jachna and Mazurkiewicz and Buhl / Galapagos / God’s Body / Audio Cave / 2018Naomi Perera / Callisto / EchLua / 2019Golden Retriever, Chuck Johnson / Lupine / Rain Shadow / Thrill Jockey / 2020Waclaw Zimpel / Random Odds / Massive Oscillations / Ongehoord / 2020 ...
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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.Teho Teardo, Blixa Bargeld / Soli Si Muore / Spring / Specula / 2014Teho Teardo, Blixa Bargeld / Nerissimo / Nerissimo / TTBB 2016Teho Teardo / Ellipse dans la melodie / Ellipse dans l’harmonie / Specula / 2020Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / The Weeping Song / The Good Son / Mute / 1990Gudrun Gut, Mabe Fratti / Aufregend / Let’s Talk About the Weather / Umor-Rex / 2021Einstürzende Neubauten / Ten Grand Goldie / ALLES IN ALLEM (Alice in allem) / Potomak / 2020Einstürzende Neubauten / Was Ist Ist / Ende Neu / Potomak / 1996Einstürzende Neubauten / Let’s Do it a Dada / Strategies Against Architecture IV / Mute / 2010ANBB, alva noto, Blixa Bargeld ...
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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.This week it's all about the art and use of field recordings.The first half hour features these beautiful tracks which are either completely manipulated field recordings or songs featuring field recordings:Glassine / Sunrise Beach / No Stairway / Danny Greenwald / 2015Chris Watson / El Divisadero (The Telegraph) / El Trem Fantasma (The Signal Man’s Mix) / Touch / 2011Pablo’s Eye / That Night Together / Spring Break / Stroom / 2018Listening Mirror / The Leechpool / Resting in Aspic / Self Release / 2012The second half includes a segment of Hildegard Westerkamp's Walk on Kit Beach along with some breaking down of the three types of field recordings by Yiorgis Sakellariou. We wrap up with some treats ...
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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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