The Temper Trap's Music

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Semiotics is the study of how signs convey meaning (Diao 2016a). This documentary attempts to conduct a semiotic analysis of The Temper Trap’s music, by asking interviewees how they believe the band uses both verbal (lyrical techniques such as repetition and diction) and non-verbal signs (musical techniques such as pitch, tone colour, and duration) to elicit emotion. Thus, the film explores how music’s knowledge-based rules, systems, and symbols are used to create a powerful “gut response” (Schmidt 2011; Widdess 2012).
Barnlund’s Transactional Model of Communication states that communication is a complex social process where individuals interpret messages and feedback according to their own personal experiences, in this way creating unique
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