David is a lecturer in Interactive Composition with over two decades of experience as an electronic dance music artist, producer, composer, performer, DJ, academic and educator. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep understanding of pop, funk, disco, punk rock through to contemporary and experimental electronic genres, including expertise and collaborations across media arts.
Best known for his productions and live performances under the artist moniker Honeysmack. In 1999 he was an ARIA finalist nominee for Best Dance Music Release for "Walk On Acid"—which sampled Burt Bacharach's "Walk On By" earning David a co-writing credit with the Grammy and Academy awarded songwriter. As an electronic dance music artist he has published music internationally on various record labels since the early 1990s. His work as an energetic and colourful live electronic act has earned him a rare respect on the Australian live rock circuit, performing live electronica at festivals nationally and abroad. As an example of contemporary Australian electronic music, Haberfeld's work was exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2002 as part of Variable Resistance: Ten Hours of Sound from Australia.
Additionally he has also worked in various professional music industry roles covering; communications, media, print publishing, music journalism, radio, music direction and creative consulting through to demonstrating music technology for global brands including Roland, Yamaha and Akai. David is a confirmed PhD candidate in Music Composition and is currently completing his research titled Composing Real-Time Machine Music: An exploration of electronic dance music real-time composition and how it contributes to a larger musical discourse. As an accomplished artist and music industry professional he embodies a diverse mix of experiences and continues to explore new interactions in music, sound, media and the creative arts.
Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).
Full voting member 1999 -
Music Victoria Educators Advisory Group.
Member 2014 - 2015
March 5, 2016 12:00 AM - April 2, 2016 12:00 AM