About me

Chris van der Linden is a multi-instrumentalist from Casteren, The Netherlands, that creates improvised electronic music as Human Motives.

Starting out as a drummer in heavy and experimental bands, Chris moved on to sing and compose in progressive rock band Fourteen Twentysix, and release several solo albums under different names such as the cinematic-industrial BOW – Man In The Machine.

Patterns, Chance, Life

Using modular synthesis, field recordings, and digital processing, Human Motives creates improvised layered, rhythmic compositions that are generated and deliberately left to chance and randomness. The machine originates, a human conducts and curates.